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Laser light effects on force sensors in atomic force microscopes
Author(s): Maria Allegrini; Cesare Ascoli; Carlo Frediani; Tullio Mariani
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Paper Abstract

We discuss recent experiments investigating the effects produced by laser irradiation of cantilevers utilized as force sensors in atomic force microscopy (AFM). Thermal and pressure effects are observed for cantilevers freely moving in air. Mechanical fluctuations of the cantilevers due to thermal noise of the environment have also been measured.

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Date Published: 28 October 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1726, 1992 Shanghai International Symposium on Quantum Optics, (28 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130412
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Maria Allegrini, Univ. di Pisa (Italy)
Cesare Ascoli, Istituto di Biofisica/CNR (Italy)
Carlo Frediani, Istituto di Biofisica/CNR (Italy)
Tullio Mariani, Istituto di Biofisica/CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1726:
1992 Shanghai International Symposium on Quantum Optics

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