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Atomic force microscopy

  1. Oct 11, 2009 #1
    how to determine the resolution power of it? has it got anything to do with correlation wavelength? just wondering how it is calculated?
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2009 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    The resolution (in the scanning plane) usually depends on the tip geometry- how sharp the tip is, and how well one can deconvolve the tip shape.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2009 #3
    Hi Andy, thanks. i see, but the experiment asking how to improve resolution power? i suppose using a slower scan rate and slow tip velocity would do the tricks. on the other hand. isn't it the resolution = scan size / sample per line? similar to the dot per inch resolution? btw, are you relative of Robert Resnick? just curious.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2009 #4

    Andy Resnick

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    No relation.
     
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