Design and Construction of a Variable Temperature Atomic Force Microscope

dc.contributor.authorOcock, Emilie
dc.contributor.authorHoffman, Brandon
dc.description.abstractA variable temperature atomic force microscope (AFM) is being built at Houghton. The AFM will use a spring vibration isolation system with eddy current dampening in order to remove mechanical vibrations from both the machine and external sources. To approach and scan a sample, a modified “Johnny Walker” beetle will be built to move up, down, and across a ramp. Liquid nitrogen and resistive heating will be used to create a range of ~100K – 500K to measure in and increase the temperature range of the AFM.
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityXXXI Annual Rochester Symposium for Physics Students, Siena College, Loudonville, NY, April 14, 2012.
dc.publisherHoughton College
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dc.subjectStudent Projects
dc.titleDesign and Construction of a Variable Temperature Atomic Force Microscope
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