Bioscope IV: Advanced Scanned Probe Microscopy

  • Senden, Tim (PI)
  • Craig, Vince (CoI)
  • Parker, Ian (CoI)
  • Ramsden, Stuart (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    The Atomic Force Microscope presents a unique view of the microscopic and molecular world, for it is sensitive to force alone. This instrument can accurately map force over a surface at the molecular scale; picoNewtons at nanometre resolution. The host of intermolecular forces which cause phenomena such as self-assembly, colloid stability, cell interactions and friction are only directly measurable with this technique. In this field of force measurement Australian researchers are leaders. The proposed instrument expands the capabilities of this effort, and develops exciting new directions including the direct manipulation of molecules through a novel feedback and control (haptic) interface.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/02

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$170,000.00

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