Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 9781118360682
  • Release Date: 2012-09-04
  • Number of pages: 488
  • Author: Greg Haugstad
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book enlightens readers on the basic surface properties and distance-dependent intersurface forces one must understand to obtain even simple data from an atomic force microscope (AFM). The material becomes progressively more complex throughout the book, explaining details of calibration, physical origin of artifacts, and signal/noise limitations. Coverage spans imaging, materials property characterization, in-liquid interfacial analysis, tribology, and electromagnetic interactions. “Supplementary material for this book can be found by entering ISBN 9780470638828 on booksupport.wiley.com”

Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 9781592596478
  • Release Date: 2004-01
  • Number of pages: 394
  • Author: Pier Carlo Braga
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Highly experienced physicians and biologists clearly explain the basic technical knowledge needed to use AFM and demonstrate its multifarious uses in biomedicine and the life sciences. The applications range widely from morphostructural analyses of cellular structures, to the investigation of subcellular structures, to functional investigations, and reveal a powerful new way of looking at biological samples. The methods clearly demonstrate the advantages of AFM over traditional life science microscopy, among them simultaneous very high magnification and resolution, minimal tissue and cell preparation, and the ability to obtain different views of the sample from a single data collection.

Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 0191576670
  • Release Date: 2010-03-25
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Peter Eaton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Atomic force microscopy is an amazing technique that allies a versatile methodology (that allows measurement of samples in liquid, vacuum or air) to imaging with unprecedented resolution. But it goes one step further than conventional microscopic techniques; it allows us to make measurements of magnetic, electrical or mechanical properties of the widest possible range of samples, with nanometre resolution. This book will demystify AFM for the reader, making it easy to understand, and to use. It is written by authors who together have more than 30 years experience in the design, construction and use of AFMs and will explain why the microscopes are made the way they are, how they should be used, what data they can produce, and what can be done with the data. Illustrative examples from the physical sciences, materials science, life sciences, nanotechnology and industry illustrate the different capabilities of the technique.

Atomic Force Microscopy for Biologists

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy-for-biologists.
  • ISBN: 9781908978219
  • Release Date: 2009-08-11
  • Number of pages: 420
  • Author: Victor J Morris
  • Publisher: World Scientific



Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is part of a range of emerging microscopic methods for biologists which offer the magnification range of both the light and electron microscope, but allow imaging under the "natural" conditions usually associated with the light microscope. To biologists, AFM offers the prospect of high resolution images of biological material, images of molecules and their interactions even under physiological conditions, and the study of molecular processes in living systems. This book provides a realistic appreciation of the advantages and limitations of the technique and the present and future potential for improving the understanding of biological systems. The second edition of this bestseller has been updated to describe the latest developments in this exciting field, including a brand new chapter on force spectroscopy. The dramatic developments of AFM over the past ten years from a simple imaging tool to the multi-faceted, nano-manipulating technique that it is today are conveyed in a lively and informative narrative, which provides essential reading for students and experienced researchers alike. Contents:ApparatusBasic PrinciplesMacromoleculesInterfacial SystemsOrdered MacromoleculesCells, Tissue and BiomineralsOther Probe MicroscopesForce Spectroscopy Readership: Undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in biophysics. Keywords:AFM;Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM);Biophysics;Cells;Macromolecules;Imaging;Biopolymers;Interfaces;DNA;PhospholipidsKey Features:Over 70 new pages, 700 new references, bringing it bang up-to-date with current literature, and 24 new figuresOnly book covering published research, machines and methodology from inception to the present day (2009)Updated to include and an entirely new chapter on force spectroscopyReviews:“This second edition of an excellent book updates considerably the information contained, and is expanded, too. The main focus of this book are the biological applications of AFM, and these are covered very well … The chapters are in-depth and very informative, and contain lots of useful and detailed information. In general the book is well written with an informal style, and contains useful information for beginners, including detailed information on how to carry out some experiments, answers to common questions, etc. … Overall this book is highly recommended for those wishing to get an overview of the biological applications of AFM.”Peter Eaton University of Porto, Portugal Reviews of the First Edition “This book fills an important niche by providing an introduction to AFM that will be understandable to a wide range of scientists … the reader is offered an introduction of sufficient brevity to actually be read and of sufficient depth to help in defining the potential uses of SPMs in his or her own research.” Scott Fraser (California Institute of Technology, USA) Nature Cell Biology “I found this book easy to read with clear, simple explanations of a complex topic. I think that the selection of the subjects treated in the book is sufficient for the non-specialist to understand both the basic concepts of the AFM and the production of AFM images in biological systems.”Microscopy and Analysis “… is an excellent introduction for anybody wishing to enter this field … In summary I would strongly recommend this book to any biologist planning on carrying out research using SPM imaging techniques and existing users in the field who wish to broaden their knowledge of SPM imaging and the research already carried out on common biological systems.”Drew Murray JPK Instruments, Berlin “This book provides an excellent survey of novel applications. It is nicely illustrated with numerous images from leading experts in the field. Clear descriptions of the apparatus and its basic principles are provided in a way accessible to students/scientists who do not have a strong physics background. It will be useful to biologists, but also non-biologists dealing with biosystems …”Prof Y F Dufrêne UCL, Belgium

Atomic Force Microscopy in Liquid

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy-in-liquid.
  • ISBN: 9783527649822
  • Release Date: 2012-08-01
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Arturo M. Baró
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



About 40 % of current atomic force microscopy (AFM) research is performed in liquids, making liquid-based AFM a rapidly growing and important tool for the study of biological materials. This book focuses on the underlying principles and experimental aspects of AFM under liquid, with an easy-to-follow organization intended for new AFM scientists. The book also serves as an up-to-date review of new AFM techniques developed especially for biological samples. Aimed at physicists, materials scientists, biologists, analytical chemists, and medicinal chemists. An ideal reference book for libraries. From the contents: Part I: General Atomic Force Microscopy * AFM: Basic Concepts * Carbon Nanotube Tips in Atomic Force Microscopy with * Applications to Imaging in Liquid * Force Spectroscopy * Atomic Force Microscopy in Liquid * Fundamentals of AFM Cantilever Dynamics in Liquid * Environments * Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy * High-Speed AFM for Observing Dynamic Processes in Liquid * Integration of AFM with Optical Microscopy Techniques Part II: Biological Applications * DNA and Protein-DNA Complexes * Single-Molecule Force Microscopy of Cellular Sensors * AFM-Based Single-Cell Force Spectroscopy * Nano-Surgical Manipulation of Living Cells with the AFM

Scanning Probe Microscopy

  • Filename: scanning-probe-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 9783662452400
  • Release Date: 2015-02-24
  • Number of pages: 382
  • Author: Bert Voigtlaender
  • Publisher: Springer



This book explains the operating principles of atomic force microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy. The aim of this book is to enable the reader to operate a scanning probe microscope successfully and understand the data obtained with the microscope. The chapters on the scanning probe techniques are complemented by the chapters on fundamentals and important technical aspects. This textbook is primarily aimed at graduate students from physics, materials science, chemistry, nanoscience and engineering, as well as researchers new to the field.

Atomic Force Microscopy in Cell Biology

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy-in-cell-biology.
  • ISBN: 9780080549446
  • Release Date: 2002-05-30
  • Number of pages: 415
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Academic Press



This is the first book to cover the history, structure, and application of atomic force microscopy in cell biology. Presented in the clear, well-illustrated style of the Methods in Cell Biology series, it introduces the AFM to its readers and enables them to tap the power and scope of this technology to further their own research. A practical laboratory guide for use of the atomic force and photonic force microscopes, it provides updated technology and methods in force spectroscopy. It is also a comprehensive and easy-to-follow practical laboratory guide for the use of the AFM and PFM in biological research.

Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Filename: noncontact-atomic-force-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 9783319155883
  • Release Date: 2015-05-18
  • Number of pages: 527
  • Author: Seizo Morita
  • Publisher: Springer



This book presents the latest developments in noncontact atomic force microscopy. It deals with the following outstanding functions and applications that have been obtained with atomic resolution after the publication of volume 2: (1) Pauli repulsive force imaging of molecular structure, (2) Applications of force spectroscopy and force mapping with atomic resolution, (3) Applications of tuning forks, (4) Applications of atomic/molecular manipulation, (5) Applications of magnetic exchange force microscopy, (6) Applications of atomic and molecular imaging in liquids, (7) Applications of combined AFM/STM with atomic resolution, and (8) New technologies in dynamic force microscopy. These results and technologies are now expanding the capacity of the NC-AFM with imaging functions on an atomic scale toward making them characterization and manipulation tools of individual atoms/molecules and nanostructures, with outstanding capability at the level of molecular, atomic, and subatomic resolution. Since the publication of vol. 2 of the book Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy in 2009 the noncontact atomic force microscope, which can image even insulators with atomic resolution, has achieved remarkable progress. The NC-AFM is now becoming crucial for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Life at the Nanoscale

  • Filename: life-at-the-nanoscale.
  • ISBN: 9789814267960
  • Release Date: 2011-08-29
  • Number of pages: 444
  • Author: Yves Dufrene
  • Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing



Authored by cutting-edge atomic force microscopy (AFM) specialists, this timely text provides a detailed discussion of the use of AFM for cell-surface analysis, from a summary of the basics to a breakdown of implementations. Stating that remarkable advances have been made in applying force spectroscopy modalities to study cellular mechanics this examination is the first of its kind to explore all cell types, from viruses and protoplasts to bacteria and animal cells. With methodologies for preparing and analyzing cells and membranes, and using recent examples to illustrate the power of AFM techniques in life sciences and nanobiosciences, this extensive report is an appealing resource for those involved in the fields of cell biology, microbiology, biophysics, biochemistry, and nanosciences.

Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 9780199570454
  • Release Date: 2010-03-25
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Peter Eaton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Atomic force microscopes are very important tools for the advancement of science and technology. This book provides an introduction to the microscopes so that scientists and engineers can learn both how to use them, and what they can do.

Synthetic Polymeric Membranes

  • Filename: synthetic-polymeric-membranes.
  • ISBN: 3540739947
  • Release Date: 2007-12-03
  • Number of pages: 198
  • Author: K. C. Khulbe
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Researchers in polymeric membranes as well as R&D professionals will find this work an essential addition to the literature. It concentrates on the method recently developed to study the surfaces of synthetic polymeric membranes using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), which is fast becoming a very important tool. Each chapter includes information on basic principles, commercial applications, an overview of current research and guidelines for future research.

Atomic Force Microscopy in Process Engineering

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy-in-process-engineering.
  • ISBN: 0080949576
  • Release Date: 2009-06-30
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: W. Richard Bowen
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann



This is the first book to bring together both the basic theory and proven process engineering practice of AFM. It is presented in a way that is accessible and valuable to practising engineers as well as to those who are improving their AFM skills and knowledge, and to researchers who are developing new products and solutions using AFM. The book takes a rigorous and practical approach that ensures it is directly applicable to process engineering problems. Fundamentals and techniques are concisely described, while specific benefits for process engineering are clearly defined and illustrated. Key content includes: particle-particle, and particle-bubble interactions; characterization of membrane surfaces; the development of fouling resistant membranes; nanoscale pharmaceutical analysis; nanoengineering for cellular sensing; polymers on surfaces; micro and nanoscale rheometry. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is an important tool for process engineers and scientists as it enables improved processes and products The only book dealing with the theory and practical applications of atomic force microscopy in process engineering Provides best-practice guidance and experience on using AFM for process and product improvement

Atomic Force Microscopy Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy-scanning-tunneling-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 9781475793222
  • Release Date: 2013-11-11
  • Number of pages: 454
  • Author: M.T. Bray
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The first U. S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center Atomic Force/Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (AFM/STM) Symposium was held on lune 8-10, 1993 in Natick, Massachusetts. This book represents the compilation of the papers presented at the meeting. The purpose ofthis symposium was to provide a forum where scientists from a number of diverse fields could interact with one another and exchange ideas. The various topics inc1uded application of AFM/STM in material sciences, polymers, physics, biology and biotechnology, along with recent developments inc1uding new probe microscopies and frontiers in this exciting area. The meeting's format was designed to encourage communication between members of the general scientific community and those individuals who are at the cutting edge of AFM, STM and other probe microscopies. It immediately became clear that this conference enabled interdisciplinary interactions among researchers from academia, industry and government, and set the tone for future collaborations. Expert scientists from diverse scientific areas including physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and electronics were invited to participate in the symposium. The agenda of the meeting was divided into three major sessions. In the first session, Biological Nanostructure, topics ranged from AFM ofDNA to STM imagmg ofthe biomoleeule tubulin and bacterialluciferase to the AFM of starch polymer double helices to AFM imaging of food surfaces.

Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Filename: amplitude-modulation-atomic-force-microscopy.
  • ISBN: 9783527643943
  • Release Date: 2011-08-24
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Ricardo García
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Filling a gap in the literature, this book features in-depth discussions on amplitude modulation AFM, providing an overview of the theory, instrumental considerations and applications of the technique in both academia and industry. As such, it includes examples from material science, soft condensed matter, molecular biology, and biophysics, among others. The text is written in such a way as to enable readers from different backgrounds and levels of expertise to find the information suitable for their needs.

Atomic Force Microscopy Scanning Nearfield Optical Microscopy and Nanoscratching

  • Filename: atomic-force-microscopy-scanning-nearfield-optical-microscopy-and-nanoscratching.
  • ISBN: 9783540284727
  • Release Date: 2006-10-24
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Gerd Kaupp
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Making a clear distinction is made between nano- and micro-mechanical testing for physical reasons, this monograph describes the basics and applications of the supermicroscopies AFM and SNOM, and of the nanomechanical testing on rough and technical natural surfaces in the submicron range down to a lateral resolution of a few nm. New or improved instrumentation, new physical laws and unforeseen new applications in all branches of natural sciences (around physics, chemistry, mineralogy, materials science, biology and medicine) and nanotechnology are covered as well as the sources for pitfalls and errors. It outlines the handling of natural and technical samples in relation to those of flat standard samples and emphasizes new special features. Pitfalls and sources of errors are clearly demonstrated as well as their efficient remedy when going from molecularly flat to rough surfaces. The academic or industrial scientist learns how to apply the principles for tackling their scientific or manufacturing tasks that include roughness far away from standard samples.

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