SPM Basic Knowledge Q&A
Measurement Principle / Measurement Mode
Q1-1: Could you provide an overview of SPMs?
Q1-2: What is the basic operating principle behind SPMs?
Q1-3: What are the differences between contact and dynamic modes?
Q1-4: What about various other SPM modes besides AFM modes?
Q1-5: What can be determined from the SPM phase mode?
Q1-6: What is the resolution capability of SPMs?
Q1-7: Can you explain the force curve?
Q2-1: What kinds of samples can be observed using SPMs?
Q2-2: What size of samples can be observed using SPMs?
Q2-3: What is the approximate observable area and magnification range of the SPM?
Q3-1: Can you describe the cantilever?
Q3-2: What is the service life of cantilevers used in SPM systems?
Q3-3: What guidelines should be used for determining when to replace SPM cantilevers?
Q3-4: I am afraid of dropping the cantilever during installation. Is there a convenient tool available for installing them?