Scanning flow-impedance microscopy: A simple imaging technique based on hydrodynamics

Kim, Tae Young; Kim, Dong-Kwon; Kim, Sung Jin
October 2009
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2009, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p103702
Academic Journal
We introduce the concept of scanning flow-impedance microscopy (SFIM) which is an imaging technique based on hydrodynamics. Using a simple experimental setup including a mass flow controller and a manometer, the operating principle of SFIM is validated under atmospheric pressure and temperature conditions. Experimental results show that the flow impedance strongly depends on the relative distance between a probe and a specimen. SFIM micrographs of microscale patterns with various linewidths are presented.


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