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Investigation of the Acoustic Response of a Confined Mesoscopic Water Film Utilizing a Combined Atomic Force Microscope and Shear Force Microscope Technique
by Kozell, Monte Allen, M.S., Portland State University, 2018, 165; 10824892
Abstract (Summary)

An atomic force microscopy beam-like cantilever is combined with an electrical tuning fork to form a shear force probe that is capable of generating an acoustic response from the mesoscopic water layer under ambient conditions while simultaneously monitoring force applied in the normal direction and the electrical response of the tuning fork shear force probe. Two shear force probes were designed and fabricated. A gallium ion beam was used to deposit carbon as a probe material. The carbon probe material was characterized using energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy. The probes were experimentally validated by demonstrating the ability to generate and observe acoustic response of the mesoscopic water layer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rosa, Andres La
Commitee: Moeck, Peter, Sanchez, Erik
School: Portland State University
Department: Physics
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nanoscience, Physics, Materials science, Acoustics
Keywords: Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Nano acoustics, Shear force microscopy (SFM)
Publication Number: 10824892
ISBN: 978-0-438-25846-4
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