Multifunctional, micropipette based force cantilevers for scanned probe microscopy

Lieberman, Klony; Lewis, Aaron
August 1994
Applied Physics Letters;8/1/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p648
Academic Journal
Demonstrates quartz micropipette and optical fiber based structures with applications for scanned probe microscopy. Production of probes by drawing, cantilevering and polishing; Functional comparison between the probes and other scanning tips; Integration of near-field scanning optical microscopy and atomic force microscopy.


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