The Development of High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy.
KTH Applied Physics seminars
Thursday 10 October 2013
to 11:00 at
Toshio Ando , Prof. Kanasawa University, Japan
The atomic force microscope (AFM) has a unique capability of allowing the high-resolution
imaging of biological samples on substratum surfaces in physiological solutions. Recent technological
progress of AFM in biological research has resulted in remarkable improvements in both the
imaging rate and the tip force acting on the sample. These improvements have enabled the direct
visualization of dynamic structural changes and dynamic interactions occurring in individual biological
macromolecules, which is currently not possible with other techniques. High-speed
AFM is therefore expected to have a revolutionary impact on biological sciences. This talk will
describe recent technical improvements in AFM, and demonstrate how high-speed AFM can be used
for single molecule bio-physcis.