Atomic force microscope

What is Atomic force microscope?

Atomic force microscope meaning A scientific instrument that can generate images of nanoscale details on a physical surface by scanning a tiny, flexible ceramic or semiconductor probe just above the surface—where it will be attracted or repelled slightly by features on the surface, and the deflection can be detected with the laser.Atomic layer deposition (ALD) .  A technique developed in the 1970s for depositing monolayers of material in a sequential, controlled manner using self-limiting reactions. It is used to make thin films.


reference: National Nanotechnology Initiative – Glossary