Atomic Force Microscopy

This teaching and learning package provides a brief introduction to atomic force microscopy (AFM), some of the ways it is commonly used and some of the problems faced.

Topographic AFM image of a collagen fibril.

The 3D rendering above shows gallium nitride islands grown on
a sapphire substrate, imaged using atomic force microscopy

You can also view and download the animations from this TLP at CORE-Materials

First created: August 2009.