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Pure Appl. Chem.,
Vol. 71, No. 7, pp.1337-1357, 1999
COMMISSION ON MICROCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES AND TRACE ANALYSIS
Classification of Scanning Probe Microscopies
and H. Fuchs
Abstract: In the last few years scanning probe microscopy techniques
have gained significant importance in a variety of different research
fields in science and technology. A rapid development, stimulated by
the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope in 1981 and still
proceeding at a high pace, has brought about a number of new techniques
belonging to this group of surface analytical methods. The large potential
of scanning probe microscopes is documented by over 1000 publications
per year. Due to the fact that a number of different terms and acronyms
exist, which are partially used for identical techniques and which are
sometimes confusing, this article is aimed at classification and at
an overview on the analytically most important techniques with clarification
of common terms. Emphasis will be put on analytical evaluation of scanning
tunneling and scanning force microscopy, as up to now these techniques
have gained the highest importance for analytical applications.
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