We Can Figure This Out.org
Virtual Lab: Scanning Probe Microscopes
University of Virginia
             
 
© 2003-Present, John C. Bean
 
This webpage is modeled on our Digital Instruments "Dimension 3100" SPM at the University of Virginia.

At the left, a PC drives two computer monitors: the left displays the instrument′s operating software; the right displays the data it collects.

The SPM sits on a heavy anti-vibration table, inside a special acoustic enclosure. This is necessary because the SPM operates at such high magnification that even soft voices would vibrate the instrument to the degree that images would blur.

 
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