Website for High Speed Scanning Atomic Force Microscopy
- High-speed image sequence of calcite dissolution in diluted hydrochloric acid at a rate of 10 images/s with a small silicon cantilever (length 18 µm, width 4.5 µm, resonant frequency 1.1 MHz in air and 440 kHz in water, spring constant 1.0 N/m). Four topography images of a sequence of 20 are shown. 100 lines of 400 pixels each were recorded for each image, corresponding to a line rate of 1.0 kHz. Calcite dissolution occurs mainly at the edges of the 3 Å high molecular layers. The edges of the upper calcite layer in frame 1 are marked by dashed lines in the other frames. Scan size: 1 µm × 1 µm. Figure by C. Braunsmann and T. E. Schäffer, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Nanotechnology 21, 225705 (2010)
- USC NM-Cantilever
NanoWorld has introduced a website entirely dedicated to High Speed Scanning Atomic Force Microscopy (HS-AFM).
This website focuses on the probe aspect of high speed scanning and presents information about scanning probe solutions for High Speed Scanning ranging from already commercialized probes such as the Arrow UHF to newly developed Ultra-Short Cantilevers (USC).
HS-AFM is becoming a reference tool for the study of dynamic biological processes. The spatial and time resolutions of HS-AFM are on the order of nanometers and milliseconds, respectively, and allow structural and functional characterization of biological processes at the single-molecule level.
Visitors to the website will find an increasing number of High Speed AFM images and videos generously provided by beta-testers and researchers worldwide.
The website is dedicated to the community of high speed scanning AFM users.