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Acoustic Scanning Probe Microscopy

  • Francesco Marinello
  • Daniele Passeri
  • Enrico Savio

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. D. Passeri, F. Marinello
    Pages 1-20
  3. E. Barthel
    Pages 21-46
  4. John H. Cantrell, Sean A. Cantrell
    Pages 47-100
  5. Richard Arinero, Gérard Lévêque
    Pages 101-122
  6. U. Rabe, M. Kopycinska-Müller, S. Hirsekorn
    Pages 123-153
  7. Kazushi Yamanaka, Toshihiro Tsuji
    Pages 155-187
  8. P. Vairac, J. Le Rouzic, P. Delobelle, B. Cretin
    Pages 227-259
  9. Oleg Kolosov, Andrew Briggs
    Pages 261-292
  10. Shraddha Avasthy, Gajendra S. Shekhawat, Vinayak P. Dravid
    Pages 293-313
  11. F. Marinello, D. Passeri, P. Schiavuta, E. Savio
    Pages 375-390
  12. Zehra Parlak, Levent F. Degertekin
    Pages 417-436
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 485-494

About this book


The combination of atomic force microscopy with ultrasonic methods allows the nearfield detection of acoustic signals. The nondestructive characterization and nanoscale quantitative mapping of surface adhesion and stiffness or friction is possible. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive review of different scanning probe acoustic techniques, including AFAM, UAFM, SNFUH, UFM, SMM and torsional tapping modes. Basic theoretical explanations are given to understand not only the probe dynamics but also the dynamics of tip surface contacts. Calibration and enhancement are discussed to better define the performance of the techniques, which are also compared with other classical techniques such as nanoindentation or surface acoustic wave. Different application fields are described, including biological surfaces, polymers and thin films.


AFAM calibration AFM instrumental capabilities Scanning Microdeformation Microscopy acoustic microscopy techniques acoustic properties of materials biological nanoanalysis cantilever dynamics dynamics modelling holography calibration mechanical characterization mechanical properties of materials nanoanalysis quantitative characterization scanning probe microscopy surface mapping

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Marinello
    • 1
  • Daniele Passeri
    • 2
  • Enrico Savio
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Land, Environment,University of PadovaLegnaroItaly
  2. 2."La Sapienza", Department of EnergeticsUniversity of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3., Dip.di Innovazione Meccanica eUniversity of PadovaPadoveItaly

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