Journal article

Quantitative measurement of solvation shells using frequency modulated atomic force microscopy

T Uchihashi, M Higgins, Y Nakayama, JE Sader, SP Jarvis

Nanotechnology | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2005


The nanoscale specificity of interaction measurements and additional imaging capability of the atomic force microscope make it an ideal technique for measuring solvation shells in a variety of liquids next to a range of materials. Unfortunately, the widespread use of atomic force microscopy for the measurement of solvation shells has been limited by uncertainties over the dimensions, composition and durability of the tip during the measurements, and problems associated with quantitative force calibration of the most sensitive dynamic measurement techniques. We address both these issues by the combined use of carbon nanotube high aspect ratio probes and quantifying the highly sensitive freque..

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