The first AFM
was held at the Westwood Marquis Hotel (now the W) in West Los Angeles.
It's sad--they're almost saying 'My film doesn't matter so I choose to have a booth four blocks away,'" says AFM
managing director Jonathan Wolf, who claims the cost issue is "absolutely false.
Besides its potential as a DNA sequencer, Wickramasinghe says, the electrified AFM
tip could also be a "nano inkjet printer.
But as engineers and scientists become more immersed in studying nanoscale material and creating complex microsystems and nanosystems, the newer uses of more advanced AFM
will become increasingly important.
Prior to imaging, AFM
samples are simply mounted onto a stage using doubled-sided carbon tape and no further processing is required.
Comparisons of tip shape data generated from AFM
imaging to that determined from indentation of fused silica (for example, see Fig.
process succeeded where nothing other than a very laborious hand-deburring operation of questionable repeatability had been able to do the job.
The consensus is far from unanimous, but all reasons seem to contribute to making AFM
an established appointment in the calendar year--and Santa Monica participants' favorite venue.
In the run-up to the market, AFM
managing director Jonathan Wolf reports that the number of accreditation requests for new buyer companies has doubled.
A standard atomic-force microscope, or AFM
, probes a sample by means of a tiny cantilever with a sharp, downward-pointing tip (SN: 1/1/05,p.