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AFM-Bruker Dimension Icon; contact mode, tapping mode, peakforce tapping, PFQNM, MFM, PRM, EFM, PFKPFM, and SCM

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Bruker Dimension Icon

An Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) provides 3 dimensional topographic information about a sample by probing its surface structure with a very sharp tip. The tip is scanned laterally across the surface, and the vertical movements of the tip are recorded and used to construct a quantitative 3 dimensional topographic map. The lateral resolution of the image can be as small as the tip radius (typically 5-15 nm), and the vertical resolution can be on the order of angstroms.

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