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Chapter 1

How Can You ‘See’, ‘Feel’ or ‘Hear’ Something so Incredibly Tiny?

In 1981, the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) was invented, followed 4 years later by the atomic force microscope (AFM)—and that's when nanoscience and nanotechnology really started to take off. Various forms of scanning probe microscopes (SPM) based on these discoveries are essential for many ar...

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Print publication date
17 Sep 2009
Copyright year
2009
Print ISBN
978-1-84755-883-1
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-960-9