### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Article number | 096102 |

Journal | Review of Scientific Instruments |

Volume | 84 |

Issue number | 9 |

ISSN | 0034-6748 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2013 |

### Keywords

- Atomic force microscopy
- Nanocantilevers
- Springs (components)

### Cite this

*Review of Scientific Instruments*,

*84*(9), [096102]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4820345

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*Review of Scientific Instruments*, vol. 84, no. 9, 096102. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4820345

**Note: Determination of torsional spring constant of atomic force microscopy cantilevers: Combining normal spring constant and classical beam theory.** / Álvarez-Asencio, R.; Thormann, Esben; Rutland, M.W.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Note: Determination of torsional spring constant of atomic force microscopy cantilevers: Combining normal spring constant and classical beam theory

AU - Álvarez-Asencio, R.

AU - Thormann, Esben

AU - Rutland, M.W.

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - A technique has been developed for the calculation of torsional spring constants for AFM cantilevers based on the combination of the normal spring constant and plate/beam theory. It is easy to apply and allow the determination of torsional constants for stiff cantilevers where the thermal power spectrum is difficult to obtain due to the high resonance frequency and low signal/noise ratio. The applicability is shown to be general and this simple approach can thus be used to obtain torsional constants for any beam shaped cantilever. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

AB - A technique has been developed for the calculation of torsional spring constants for AFM cantilevers based on the combination of the normal spring constant and plate/beam theory. It is easy to apply and allow the determination of torsional constants for stiff cantilevers where the thermal power spectrum is difficult to obtain due to the high resonance frequency and low signal/noise ratio. The applicability is shown to be general and this simple approach can thus be used to obtain torsional constants for any beam shaped cantilever. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

KW - Atomic force microscopy

KW - Nanocantilevers

KW - Springs (components)

U2 - 10.1063/1.4820345

DO - 10.1063/1.4820345

M3 - Journal article

VL - 84

JO - Review of Scientific Instruments

JF - Review of Scientific Instruments

SN - 0034-6748

IS - 9

M1 - 096102

ER -