Chemical Force Microscopy: Force Spectroscopy and Imaging of Complex Interactions in Molecular Assemblies

  • Dmitry V. Vezenov
  • Aleksandr Noy
  • Charles M. Lieber

Many macroscopic processes and events in condensed phases are driven by intermolecular interactions that extend beyond the basic pair-wise adhesive interactions of functional groups that were the focus of the previous chapter. The spectrum of these interactions ranges from the long-range forces that by necessity involve large ensembles of functional groups, to friction and wear processes that involve constant breaking and reforming of noncovalent bonds at different length and time scales. Often these interactions are accompanied by substantial energy dissipation, and thus rigorous quantitative treatment of these events becomes a considerable challenge.


Atomic Force Microscope Contact Angle Friction Force Adhesion Force Atomic Force Microscope Probe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dmitry V. Vezenov
    • 1
  • Aleksandr Noy
    • 2
  • Charles M. Lieber
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Chemistry, Materials and Life Sciences DirectorateLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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