MEMS sensor for in situ TEM Atomic Force Microscopy
Paper i proceeding, 2007

Abstract Here we present a MEMS atomic force microscope (AFM) sensor for use inside a transmission electron microscope (TEM). This enables direct in situ TEM force measurements in the nN range. The main design challenges of the sensor are a high sensitivity and the narrow dimensions of the pole gap inside the TEM. Fabrication of the sensor was done using standard micromachining techniques, such as ion implantation, oxide growth and deep reactive ion etch. We present in situ TEM force measurements on nanotubes, which demonstrates the ability to measure spring constants of nanoscale systems.

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)


in situ

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)


Alexandra Nafari

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Elektronikmaterial

David Karlén

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap

Cristina Rusu

Krister Svensson

Håkan Olin

Peter Enoksson

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Elektronikmaterial

IEEE 20th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2007. MEMS

1084-6999 (ISSN)



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