Forces at the nanoscale : interactions in atomic force microscopy and dielectrophoresis
Sweetman, Adam (2010) Forces at the nanoscale : interactions in atomic force microscopy and dielectrophoresis. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Interactions at the nanoscale are governed almost exclusively by electromagnetic forces, but the interplay between different scaling laws produces a vast array of behaviours. We investigate radically different systems spanning almost three orders of magnitude of length scales, and use a variety of experimental techniques to determine the forces present in each regime, and the interplay between them.
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