Scanning Probe Microscopes: Applications in Science and Technology

 Scanning Probe Microscopes: Applications in Science and Technology
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02/26/03 CRC
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Electronics 9780849309304
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Scanning Probe Microscopes: Applications in Science and Technology explains, analyzes, and demonstrates the most widely used microscope in the family of microscopes -- the scanning probe microscope. Beginning with an introduction to the development of SPMs, the author introduces the basics of scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes (STMs and AFMs) along with other types of SPMs. He describes the different apparatus, delineates the method of calibration, and provides extensive references and experimental procedures.

Each subsequent chapter explores a different kind of molecular species or system. Lipid-like molecules and the contribution of SPMs to our understanding of self-assembly monolayers receive particular attention, as do applications involving macromolecules, such as DNA, and those related to nanotechnology.

The author brings to this project his recent, intensive involvement with state-of-the-art STM and AFM microscopes and provides both basic and advanced information in a single volume. While useful to seasoned researchers, Scanning Probe Microscopes will prove especially valuable to newcomers to the field, both as a textbook and as a guide to the expansive literature.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Background
History of Microscopy

SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPES (SPMS)
Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Electron Tunneling
Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
Modes of Operation of AFM
Simultaneous AFM and Scanning Near-Field Fluorescence (SNOM and SNOM-AFM)
Friction Force Microscopy (FFM)
STM and AFM Studies under Fluids
Sample Preparation Procedures for STM and AFM
Calibration and Image Analysis of STM and AFM
Comparative Studies of Diverse Molecules by STM and AFM

LIPID-LIKE MOLECULES ON SOLIDS AND SAMS
Collapsed Lipid Monolayers (Self-Assembly)
Domain Patterns in Monomolecular Film Assemblies
Mixed Lipid Molecule Assemblies
Holes in LB Films of Self-Assembly Monolayers
Visualization of Vesicles by AFM
LB Films of Liquid Crystals
STM and AFM Studies of Diverse Molecules on Solids
STM Studies on the Effect of Functional Group

BIOPOLYMERS AND SYNTHETIC POLYMERS STRUCTURES BY STM AND AFM
DNA Structures by STM and AFM
SPM Studies of Three-Dimensional Protein Structures
Protein Adsorption Studies by AFM
Biological Macromolecular Structures
Synthetic Polymers Studies by SPMs
Mixed Monolayers of Macromolecules and Lipids
Diverse Macromolecular Properties as Studied by SPMs
Monolayers of Synthetic Polyamino Acids
Biopolymer SAM Structures at Interfaces by STM and AFM

CRYSTAL STRUCTURES BY STM AND AFM
Crystal Structures of Small Molecules
Surface Adsorption Studies by SPMs
Macromolecule Crystals by STM and AFM
STUDIES OF SOLID SURFACES BY SPMS
Wetting Properties of Solid Surfaces
AFM Analyses of Surface Acid-Base Properties
Measurement of Attractive and Repulsive Forces by Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

DIVERSE APPLICATIONS OF SPMS (STM AND AFM, ETC.) AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
STM and AFM in Organic Chemistry
Semiconductor Study by SPM
STM and AFM in Inorganic Chemistry
Nanolithography and Nanomachining
Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses at Nanoscale
Application of SPMs under Dynamic Conditions
Application of AFM to Immunodiagnostic Systems
Applications of STM and AFM in Industry
SPM Studies of Nanoscale Reactors
Nanoscale Evaluation of Surface Roughness by SPMs
Application of STM and AFM in Pollution Control
Friction Force Microscope (FFM)
Time-Resolved Analyses by STM

REFERENCES


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Features

  • Offers systematic coverage of SPMs from their basic principles and apparatus to cutting-edge research and industrial applications
  • Describes in detail developments related to the friction force microscope (FFM), the SNOM, and others
  • Includes an array of two- and three-dimensional figures that form an impressive gallery of images that illustrate the range of SPM applications
  • Provides systematic, in-depth experimental details that help readers plan and design their own experiments in the area of nanoscience
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    "…provides systematic coverage and in-depth information on the various aspects of SPM applications in science & technology and can be excellent resource for all the persons working in this exciting field."
    -Parmjit S. Panesar and John F. Kennedy, Carbohydrate Polymers, No. 63, pp. 287-290, 2006