Applications of a Combined Scanning Tunneling Microscope and Quartz Microbalance

  • Chris Daly
  • Jacqueline Krim


It has recently become possible to carry out sliding friction measurements of adsorbed monolayers by means of a quartz crystal microbalance technique. These ongoing studies have revealed a range of applications that might result by combining the shaking action of the quartz microbalance with the imaging and patterning capabilities of a scanning tunneling microscope. We describe here how such an apparatus can be constructed and discuss a number of potential applications.


Quartz Crystal Microbalance Graphite Surface Adsorbed Film Surface Force Apparatus Quartz Microbalance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Daly
    • 1
  • Jacqueline Krim
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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