The Scanning Probe Microscope as a Metrology Tool

  • Rebecca S. Howland


Linearity of the piezoelectric scanner is critical to using the scanning probe microscope as a metrology tool. In this paper, the inherent nonlinearities associated with piezoelectric materials and scanners synthesized from them are described both macroscopically and microscopically. Various corrections to the nonlinearities are presented and compared.


Piezoelectric Material Scanning Probe Microscope Cross Coupling Measurement Grid Software Correction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca S. Howland
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  1. 1.Park Scientific InstrumentsSunnyvaleUSA
  2. 2.Tencor InstrumentsMountain ViewUSA

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