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Title: Quantum state atomic force microscopy

Abstract

New classical modalities of atomic force microscopy continue to emerge to achieve higher spatial, spectral, and temporal resolution for nanometrology of materials. Here, we introduce the concept of a quantum mechanical modality that capitalizes on squeezed states of probe displacement. We show that such squeezing is enabled nanomechanically when the probe enters the van der Waals regime of interaction with a sample. The effect is studied in the non-contact mode, where we consider the parameter domains characterizing the attractive regime of the probe-sample interaction force.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1362247
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1351034
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; AC05- 00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9926
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

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Passian, Ali, and Siopsis, George. Quantum state atomic force microscopy. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.95.043812.
Passian, Ali, & Siopsis, George. Quantum state atomic force microscopy. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.95.043812.
Passian, Ali, and Siopsis, George. Mon . "Quantum state atomic force microscopy". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.95.043812. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1362247.
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abstractNote = {New classical modalities of atomic force microscopy continue to emerge to achieve higher spatial, spectral, and temporal resolution for nanometrology of materials. Here, we introduce the concept of a quantum mechanical modality that capitalizes on squeezed states of probe displacement. We show that such squeezing is enabled nanomechanically when the probe enters the van der Waals regime of interaction with a sample. The effect is studied in the non-contact mode, where we consider the parameter domains characterizing the attractive regime of the probe-sample interaction force.},
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