This project aims at the realisation of conductive Atomic Force Probes with an integrated capacitive force actuaor. The device is designed for use in basic studies of the behaviour of metallic nano-wires. The present device is very complicated to fabricate, but this complication is offset by the tremendous advantages gained in the complicated design, e.g. the electrical connections to the device is not on the same side of the device as the tip is. Hence. it is significantly easier to use, does not have to be tilted etc.
|Effective start/end date||01/02/1997 → …|