By Bharat Bhushan, Harald Fuchs
This quantity will research the actual and technical starting place for fresh development in utilized scanning probe suggestions. the 1st quantity got here out in January 2004 and the second one to fourth volumes in early 2006. the sphere is progressing so speedy that there's a want for essentially one quantity each 12 to 18 months to seize newest advancements. those volumes represent a well timed accomplished assessment of SPM purposes. commercial purposes span topographic and dynamical floor stories of thin-film semiconductors, polymers, paper, ceramics, and magnetic and organic fabrics. After introducing scanning probe microscopy, together with sensor know-how and tip characterization, chapters on use in a variety of commercial purposes are offered. The chapters could be written by way of best researchers and alertness scientists from around the globe and from numerous industries to supply a broader viewpoint.