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Title: Induced water condensation and bridge formation by electric fieldsin Atomic Force Microscopy

Abstract

We present an analytical model that explains how in humidenvironments the electric field near a sharp tip enhances the formationof water meniscii and bridges between tip and sample. The predictions ofthe model are compared with experimental measurements of the criticaldistance where the field strength causes bridge formation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of AdvancedScientific Computing Research. Office of Basic Energy Sciences. MaterialsSciences and Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
900789
Report Number(s):
LBNL-59746
R&D Project: 517950; BnR: KC0203010; TRN: US200711%%612
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Physical Chemistry B; Journal Volume: 110; Journal Issue: 30; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36; ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY; ELECTRIC FIELDS; WATER; Capillarity Electric field Scanning Probe Microscopy Waterbridge formation

Citation Formats

Sacha, G.M., Verdaguer, A., and Salmeron, M. Induced water condensation and bridge formation by electric fieldsin Atomic Force Microscopy. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1021/jp061148t.
Sacha, G.M., Verdaguer, A., & Salmeron, M. Induced water condensation and bridge formation by electric fieldsin Atomic Force Microscopy. United States. doi:10.1021/jp061148t.
Sacha, G.M., Verdaguer, A., and Salmeron, M. Wed . "Induced water condensation and bridge formation by electric fieldsin Atomic Force Microscopy". United States. doi:10.1021/jp061148t. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/900789.
@article{osti_900789,
title = {Induced water condensation and bridge formation by electric fieldsin Atomic Force Microscopy},
author = {Sacha, G.M. and Verdaguer, A. and Salmeron, M.},
abstractNote = {We present an analytical model that explains how in humidenvironments the electric field near a sharp tip enhances the formationof water meniscii and bridges between tip and sample. The predictions ofthe model are compared with experimental measurements of the criticaldistance where the field strength causes bridge formation.},
doi = {10.1021/jp061148t},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry B},
number = 30,
volume = 110,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 22 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 22 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}