Mapping real-time images of high-speed AFM using multitouch control

Carberry, D. M., Picco, L., Dunton, P. G. and Miles, M. J. (2009) Mapping real-time images of high-speed AFM using multitouch control. Nanotechnology, 20 43: . doi:10.1088/0957-4484/20/43/434018

Author Carberry, D. M.
Picco, L.
Dunton, P. G.
Miles, M. J.
Title Mapping real-time images of high-speed AFM using multitouch control
Journal name Nanotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0957-4484
Publication date 2009-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1088/0957-4484/20/43/434018
Volume 20
Issue 43
Total pages 5
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Physics Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Conventional AFM is highly restricted by its scan rate, a problem that has been overcome by the development of high-speed AFM systems. As the technology to produce higher scan rates has developed it has pushed forward the design of control software. However, the user interface has not evolved at the same rate, limiting the user to sequential control steps. In this paper we demonstrate the integration of HSAFM with a multitouch interface to produce a highly intuitive and responsive control environment. This enables nanometre resolution to be maintained whilst scanning the sample over tens of microns, and arbitrary paths to be traversed. We illustrate this by scanning around two chromosomes in water, before scanning on top of the chromosome, showing the surface structure.
Keyword Atomic-Force Microscope
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article 434018.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mathematics and Physics
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