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Optical methods in scanning probe microscopy
Author(s): Carlo Frediani; Maria Allegrini; Cesare Ascoli; Tullio Mariani
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Paper Abstract

Scanning Probe Microscopies, particularly AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy), appear to be very useful tools for visualizing biological structures. Their exceptional features are: resolution down to atomic scale, non invasive method, no manipulation of the sample, physiological conditions of operation. But many problems remain to be solved for routine applications in the biomedical field. Here these problems are treated and suitable optical methods for making more reliable the application of Scanning Probe Microscopy to biological preparations are illustrated and discussed.

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Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2084, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167314
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Carlo Frediani, Istituto di Biofisica-CNR (Italy)
Maria Allegrini, Univ. di Pisa (Italy)
Cesare Ascoli, Istituto di Biofisica-CNR (Italy)
Tullio Mariani, Istituto di Biofisica-CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2084:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems
Nathan I. Croitoru; Riccardo Pratesi, Editor(s)

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