Applied Scanning Probe Methods VI: Characterization by Thomas Müller (auth.), Professor Bharat Bhushan, Satoshi

By Thomas Müller (auth.), Professor Bharat Bhushan, Satoshi Kawata (eds.)

The scanning probe microscopy ?eld has been swiftly increasing. it's a difficult job to gather a well timed evaluate of this ?eld with an emphasis on technical dev- opments and commercial functions. It grew to become obvious whereas modifying Vols. I–IV that an enormous variety of technical and applicational facets are current and quickly - veloping world wide. contemplating the good fortune of Vols. I–IV and the truth that additional colleagues from top laboratories have been able to give a contribution their most up-to-date achie- ments, we made up our minds to extend the sequence with articles touching ?elds now not coated within the earlier volumes. The reaction and aid of our colleagues have been very good, making it attainable to edit one other 3 volumes of the sequence. not like to- cal convention complaints, the utilized scanning probe equipment intend to provide an outline of contemporary advancements as a compendium for either functional purposes and up to date easy study effects, and novel technical advancements with appreciate to instrumentation and probes. the current volumes hide 3 major components: novel probes and strategies (Vol. V), charactarization (Vol. VI), and biomimetics and commercial purposes (Vol. VII). quantity V comprises an summary of probe and sensor applied sciences together with built-in cantilever options, electrostatic microscanners, low-noise tools and stronger dynamic strength microscopy concepts, high-resonance dynamic strength - croscopy and the torsional resonance strategy, modelling of tip cantilever platforms, scanning probe equipment, methods for elasticity and adhesion measurements at the nanometer scale in addition to optical functions of scanning probe thoughts in accordance with near?eld Raman spectroscopy and imaging.

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If adsorption to an achiral substrate prevents rotation about the backbone axis, as is the case on the basal plane of graphite, then two enantiomorphous adsorbed states can be formed [42]. Close inspection of Fig. 7 reveals that in the case of 11-bromoundecanoic acid, immobilization at the interface leads to the formation of chiral domains, which are the 2D analog of the enantiomerically pure 3D crystals (or conglomerates) formed when racemic mixtures spontaneously resolve during crystallization.

2001), 115(5), 2317–22 (2001). Copyright (2001) by the American Physical Society 20 T. Müller Fig. 14. 0 V, 70 pA tunneling current) of the original monomolecular layer of 10,12-pentacosadiynoic acid at the air/graphite interface. (b) Constant-current STM image of the same area as in (a) but with application of a bias voltage pulse during imaging while the STM tip passed the location indicated by the white arrow. The image was acquired from the bottom to the top. The contrast of a single-molecular row has changed drastically.

E. with an even number of carbon atoms). The mirror image relationship between the two types of domains is emphasized by the unit cells shown as (nonrectangular) parallelograms. As can be seen in panel (c), nonadecanoic acid (with an odd number of carbon atoms) forms a packing structure with a rectangular unit cell that is identical to its mirror image and represents a 2D racemate with an alternating arrangement of opposite enantiomorphs. The expression of chirality has also been examined for self-assembled monolayers composed of several distinct molecular building blocks.

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