Advanced atomic force microscopy techniques V
Dr. Philipp Rahe, Universität Osnabrück, Germany
Prof. Ilko Bald, University of Potsdam, Germany
Dr. Nadine Hauptmann, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Prof. Regina Hoffmann-Vogel, University of Potsdam, Germany
Dr. Harry Mönig, Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Prof. Michael Reichling, Universität Osnabrück, Germany
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is well established as a major tool for atomic and nanoscale characterisation in diverse fields across physics, chemistry, material science, biology, and the sciences. Yet, research in AFM is characterised by constant improvement in sensitivity and speed, innovation in experimental techniques and simulation methods, and expansion toward new fields of application.
This thematic issue reflects the latest achievements and highlights in experimental, theoretical, and instrumental developments as well as landmark results in the characterisation and manipulation of single spins, atoms, molecules and nanosystems, functional surfaces, as well as quantum system observation and control, studies in liquids, and interaction with light. In addition we focus on synergies with other measurement techniques such as scanning tunnelling microscopy and optical spectroscopy. Recent work demonstrates that AFM exploits the full range of electromagnetic interactions spanning from spin–spin and exchange interactions to van-der-Waals, electrostatic, and collective magnetic interactions, making AFM a tool that is universal in comparison to other surface science and nanosystem analysis techniques.
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024