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Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series


AFM technologies for non-invasive diagnostics

Speaker: Christoph Gerber from the University of Basel

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Technology update

Automated software brings AFM to the masses

Park Systems introduces fully automated atomic force microscope systems that mean users don’t need technical expertise.

Sound control of nanorod ‘molecules’

The assembly and disassembly of nanorods propelled by ultrasound provides an insight into biological motors.

Multiple optical traps economize on laser power

Recycling laser power using an interferometer provides single-molecule biophysicists with multiple optical traps that are stable and less energy intensive than previous approaches.

Optical tweezers grab nanometre-sized objects

Low intensity lasers manipulate objects the size of a virus

Lab talk

Multifrequency atomic force microscopy: material properties on the nanoscale

Analysis of multiple eigenmodes in AFM reveals surface properties.

Theory connects scanning tunnelling techniques

Theoretical descriptions of scanning tunnelling potentiometry could extend the scope of the technique to observe the same features as scanning tunnelling microscopy.

Understanding the signal in electrochemical strain microscopy

Novel technique measures ion concentration and diffusion qualitatively.

Mechanical properties of coal on the nanoscale

Novel atomic force microscopy methods probe the properties of coal.