New article on force-gradient sensitive dissipation modulated KPFM published in Appl. Phys. Lett.

posted Apr 21, 2017, 7:18 AM by Yoichi Miyahara

Yoichi Miyahara and Peter Grutter
Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 163103 (2017)

New article on quantum state readout of quantum dot by electrostatic force measurement published

posted Jan 9, 2017, 10:32 AM by Yoichi Miyahara

Yoichi Miyahara, Antoine Roy-Gobeil and Peter Grutter
Nanotechnology 28, 064001 (2017)

New article on sensitivity of surface stress sensors

posted Oct 25, 2016, 2:19 AM by SPM Evaporator   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 2:21 AM ]

Congratulation to Ann-Lauriene and Zeno for publishing in J. Chem. Phys. together

A.-L. Haag, Z. Schumacher, P. Grutter

New article on in situ potential assisted SAM formation

posted Oct 25, 2016, 2:09 AM by SPM Evaporator   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 2:23 AM ]

A.-L. Haag, V. Toader, R. B. Lennox and P. Grutter
Nanotechnology, 27, 45, 2016

Congrats Dr. Zeno Schumacher!

posted Jul 20, 2016, 5:43 PM by SPM Evaporator   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 5:45 PM ]

Congratulations to Zeno Schumacher for successfully defending his PhD thesis!

Congrats Dr. Ann-Lauriene Haag

posted Jul 18, 2016, 9:01 PM by SPM Evaporator   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 9:08 PM ]

Congratulations to Ann-Lauriene for successfully defending her PhD thesis!

New article on Kelvin probe force microscopy using dissipation signal

posted Nov 5, 2015, 7:30 AM by Yoichi Miyahara   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 7:32 AM ]

Yoichi Miyahara, Jessica Topple, Zeno Schumacher, and Peter Grutter
Phys. Rev. Appl. (2015) in press 

New article on the characterization of a gold-coated cantilever surface

posted Feb 27, 2015, 10:56 AM by SPM Evaporator   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 10:57 AM ]

A.-L. Haag, Y. Nagai, R. Bruce Lennox, P. Grütter
EPJ Techn. Instrum. 2015, 2:1

New article on FIM tips in SPM in press

posted Mar 28, 2014, 12:44 PM by William Paul   [ updated Mar 28, 2014, 12:44 PM ]

W. Paul, D. Oliver, Y. Miyahara, and P. Grütter  

Perspective article on mechanical and electronic properties of nanocontacts in press!

posted Mar 28, 2014, 12:33 PM by William Paul   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 10:59 AM by SPM Evaporator ]

W. Paul, D. Oliver, and P. Grütter  
"Indentation-formed nanocontacts: An atomic-scale perspective"  
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2014) in press  


One-to-one comparisons between indentation experiments and atomistic modelling have until recently been hampered by the discrepancy in length scales of the two approaches. Here, we review progress in atomic-scale nanoindentation experiments employing scanning probe techniques to achieve depth-sensing indentation and field ion microscopy to permit detailed indenter characterization. This perspective addresses both mechanical (dislocation nucleation, defect structures, adhesion, indenter effects) and electronic (interface, disorder, and vacancy scattering) properties of indentation-formed contacts.

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