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Volumes II, III and IV research the actual and technical origin for contemporary growth in utilized near-field scanning probe suggestions, and construct upon the 1st quantity released in early 2004. the sphere is progressing so quickly that there's a want for a moment set of volumes to catch the newest advancements. It constitutes a well timed accomplished evaluation of SPM functions, now that business purposes span topographic and dynamical floor reviews of thin-film semiconductors, polymers, paper, ceramics, and magnetic and organic fabrics. quantity II introduces scanning probe microscopy, together with sensor expertise, quantity III covers the complete variety of characterization probabilities utilizing SPM and quantity IV bargains chapters on makes use of in numerous business functions. The overseas point of view provided in those 3 volumes - which belong jointly - contributes extra to the evolution of SPM techniques.

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Stark Fig. 6. Root locus map of the linearized closed loop system from input (1) to output (1). The real axis was stretched significantly in order to emphasize the pole migration. The locations of equal damping are indicated by the radial lines, the circles of equal frequency are strongly stretched and appear as horizontal lines. Poles and zeros are indicated by crosses and circles respectively. (a) The arrows give the direction of the pole migration for increasing kˆ ts > 0. For a repulsive tip–sample interaction, the poles migrate towards the next zero with increasing sample stiffness.

3) [51]. 6) with a characteristic decay length (Debeye length) λ that depends upon the electrolyte concentration. This nonlinear electrostatic force is thought to contribute to the generation of higher harmonics [52]. The following chapter emphasizes the nature of the micromechanical cantilever as a distributed parameter system. The assumption herein is that the cantilever is a geometrically extended structure with an infinite number of eigenfrequencies with corresponding modal shapes (eigenvectors).

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