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Title: Improved method for atomic force microscope cantilever calibration
Authors: Slattery, Ashley
Gibson, Christopher
Quinton, Jamie Scott
Keywords: Calibration
Films
Gold
Microscopy
Silicon
Springs
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE Publishing)
Citation: Slattery, A., Gibson, C. and Quinton, J. 2010. Improved method for atomic force microscope cantilever calibration. International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN), 407-410.
Abstract: The development of an improved method for calibrating AFM cantilevers is presented, based on the Cleveland method. A masking technique is used to deposit gold on the very end of the cantilever, and the shift in resonant frequency with added mass is used to calculate the spring constant. A novel and unique application of scanning Raman microscopy was developed to measure the thickness distribution of the deposited gold film over the cantilever. The uncertainty in the spring constant of cantilevers calibrated using this method was determined to be ~10%, and in good agreement with established calibration methods in literature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25751
ISSN: 9781424452613
Appears in Collections:Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences - Collected Works

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