© 2007

Roadmap of Scanning Probe Microscopy

  • Seizo Morita

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Masahiko Tomitori
    Pages 7-14
  3. Yasuhiro Sugawara
    Pages 15-21
  4. Toshiharu Saiki
    Pages 23-33
  5. Yoshitsugu Nakagawa
    Pages 35-42
  6. Masakazu Nakamura, Hirofumi Yamada
    Pages 43-51
  7. Sumio Hosaka
    Pages 53-61
  8. Tooru Murashita
    Pages 63-70
  9. Osamu Nishikawa
    Pages 71-76
  10. Komeda Tadahiro, Seizo Morita, Yauhiro Sugawara
    Pages 77-83
  11. Tadahiro Komeda, Seizo Morita, Shukichi Tanaka, Hirofumi Yamada
    Pages 85-94
  12. Shuji Hasegawa
    Pages 95-100
  13. Hirofumi Yamada
    Pages 101-108
  14. Toshio Ando
    Pages 109-116
  15. Ken Nakajima, Tadahiro Komeda
    Pages 123-127
  16. Masamichi Yoshimura
    Pages 129-132
  17. Shuji Hasegawa, Masahiko Tomitori
    Pages 133-137
  18. Koji Usuda, Takashi Furukawa, Yasushi Kadota
    Pages 139-150

About this book


Scanning tunneling microscopy - with its applications that span not only atomic resolution but also scanning tunneling spectroscopy, atom/molecule manipulation and nanostructuring, and inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy - has achieved remarkable progress and become the key technology for surface science. Besides, atomic force microscopy is also rapidly developing and achieving remarkable progress and accomplishments such as true atomic resolution, atom/molecule identification, manipulation and nanostructuring. This book that predicts the future development for all of scanning probe microscopy (SPM). Such forecasts may help to determine the course ultimately to be taken and to accelerate research and development on nanotechnology and nanoscience, as well as all SPM-related fields in future.


AFM Helium-Atom-Streuung STM Surface science biomaterial development microscopy nanoscience nanotechnology optical microscope scanning tunneling microscopy science spectroscopy surface technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Seizo Morita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information EngineeringGraduate School of Engineering, Osaka UniversitySuitaJapan

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From the reviews:

"This book results from a Japanese project aiming to predict the future development of SPM techniques and their potential applications out to the year 2020. … The descriptions and historical backgrounds for each technique are adequately written … . it will most likely find a use as a reference text and starting point for further reading." (N J Curson, Australian Physics, Vol. 44 (2), 2007)