Effects of air damping in noncontact resonant force microscopy

Leveque, G.; Girard, P.; Belaidi, S.; Solal, G. Cohen
November 1997
Review of Scientific Instruments;Nov97, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p4137
Academic Journal
Discusses the action of viscous forces on the motion of an atomic force microscope cantilever operating in resonant mode in air. Approximation of the vibration of a V-shaped cantilever in the air; Damping factor that is distance dependent; Expressions for various damping forces.


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