Journal article

Interatomic force laws that evade dynamic measurement

John E Sader, Barry D Hughes, Ferdinand Huber, Franz J Giessibl

NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

Measurement of the force between two atoms is performed routinely with the atomic force microscope. The shape of this interatomic force law is now found to directly regulate this capability: rapidly varying interatomic force laws, which are common in nature, can corrupt their own measurement.

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science


Awarded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (CE170100026), the Australian Research Council Grants Scheme and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft within SFB 689, project A9, and CRC 1277, project A02. The referees are thanked for their comments.