Dynamic behaviour of dagger-shaped cantilevers for atomic force microscopy

Kangzhi Shen, Donna C. Hurley, Joseph A. Turner

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The dynamic behavior of atomic force microscopy (AFM) cantilevers that have a dagger shape was investigated using a power-series method. The experimental techniques based on the atomic force microscopy (AFM) were developed for characterizing mechanical properties at the nanoscale and applied to a variety of materials and structures. Atomic force acoustic microscopy (AFAM) technique uses spectral information of the AFM cantilever as it vibrates in contact with a sample. The convergence of series was demonstrated and the convergence radius was shown to be related to the given geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1582-1589
Number of pages8
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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