By Michael Nosonovsky, Bharat Bhushan (auth.), Professor Bharat Bhushan, Professor Dr. Harald Fuchs (eds.)
The scanning probe microscopy ?eld has been speedily increasing. it's a difficult job to assemble a well timed evaluation of this ?eld with an emphasis on technical dev- opments and commercial purposes. It turned obvious whereas modifying Vols. I–IV that an enormous variety of technical and applicational facets are current and quickly - veloping around the world. contemplating the good fortune of Vols. I–IV and the truth that additional colleagues from top laboratories have been able to give a contribution their most up-to-date achie- ments, we determined to extend the sequence with articles touching ?elds no longer lined within the past volumes. The reaction and help of our colleagues have been first-class, making it attainable to edit one other 3 volumes of the sequence. unlike to- cal convention lawsuits, the utilized scanning probe equipment intend to provide an outline of contemporary advancements as a compendium for either sensible functions and up to date easy examine effects, and novel technical advancements with recognize to instrumentation and probes. the current volumes hide 3 major components: novel probes and strategies (Vol. V), charactarization (Vol. VI), and biomimetics and business purposes (Vol. VII). quantity V comprises an summary of probe and sensor applied sciences together with built-in cantilever thoughts, electrostatic microscanners, low-noise equipment and stronger dynamic strength microscopy suggestions, high-resonance dynamic strength - croscopy and the torsional resonance process, modelling of tip cantilever structures, scanning probe equipment, ways for elasticity and adhesion measurements at the nanometer scale in addition to optical functions of scanning probe thoughts in keeping with near?eld Raman spectroscopy and imaging.