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Nanomechanical Properties of Materials
May. 07, 2012

Nanomechanical Properties of Materials

Despite the success of the Atomic Force Microscope operating in intermittent contact for microstructural characterization, important questions remain about the physical origin of the image contrast. A new technique (named Peak Force Tapping) based on the real time force distance curve analysis has been recently introduced to map the nanomechanical properties of materials (such as stiffness, adhesion, deformation, dissipation) simultaneously to the topography, with much higher resolution and less damage.
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