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Title: Three-dimensional atomic force microscopy mapping at the solid-liquid interface with fast and flexible data acquisition

Abstract

We present the implementation of a three-dimensional mapping routine for probing solid-liquid interfaces using frequency modulation atomic force microscopy. Our implementation enables fast and flexible data acquisition of up to 20 channels simultaneously. The acquired data can be directly synchronized with commercial atomic force microscope controllers, making our routine easily extendable for related techniques that require additional data channels, e.g., Kelvin probe force microscopy. Moreover, the closest approach of the tip to the sample is limited by a user-defined threshold, providing the possibility to prevent potential damage to the tip. The performance of our setup is demonstrated by visualizing the hydration structure above the calcite (10.4) surface in water.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ;  [1]
  1. Institute of Physical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Duesbergweg 10-14, 55099 Mainz (Germany)
  2. (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22597976
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY; CALCITE; DATA ACQUISITION; FREQUENCY MODULATION; HYDRATION; IMPLEMENTATION; INTERFACES; LIQUIDS; MAPPING; PROBES; SOLIDS; SURFACES; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL LATTICES; WATER

Citation Formats

Söngen, Hagen, E-mail: soengen@uni-mainz.de, Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz, Staudinger Weg 9, 55128 Mainz, Nalbach, Martin, Adam, Holger, and Kühnle, Angelika. Three-dimensional atomic force microscopy mapping at the solid-liquid interface with fast and flexible data acquisition. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4952954.
Söngen, Hagen, E-mail: soengen@uni-mainz.de, Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz, Staudinger Weg 9, 55128 Mainz, Nalbach, Martin, Adam, Holger, & Kühnle, Angelika. Three-dimensional atomic force microscopy mapping at the solid-liquid interface with fast and flexible data acquisition. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4952954.
Söngen, Hagen, E-mail: soengen@uni-mainz.de, Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz, Staudinger Weg 9, 55128 Mainz, Nalbach, Martin, Adam, Holger, and Kühnle, Angelika. Wed . "Three-dimensional atomic force microscopy mapping at the solid-liquid interface with fast and flexible data acquisition". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4952954.
@article{osti_22597976,
title = {Three-dimensional atomic force microscopy mapping at the solid-liquid interface with fast and flexible data acquisition},
author = {Söngen, Hagen, E-mail: soengen@uni-mainz.de and Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz, Staudinger Weg 9, 55128 Mainz and Nalbach, Martin and Adam, Holger and Kühnle, Angelika},
abstractNote = {We present the implementation of a three-dimensional mapping routine for probing solid-liquid interfaces using frequency modulation atomic force microscopy. Our implementation enables fast and flexible data acquisition of up to 20 channels simultaneously. The acquired data can be directly synchronized with commercial atomic force microscope controllers, making our routine easily extendable for related techniques that require additional data channels, e.g., Kelvin probe force microscopy. Moreover, the closest approach of the tip to the sample is limited by a user-defined threshold, providing the possibility to prevent potential damage to the tip. The performance of our setup is demonstrated by visualizing the hydration structure above the calcite (10.4) surface in water.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4952954},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 6,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}