2014 Advanced Research Finalist
Building the World’s Largest Range, Highest Speed Atomic Force Microscope
Author: Iman Soltani Bozchalooi, A.C. Houck, and K. Youcef-Toumi, MIT
Challenge: Developing a large-range video-rate atomic force microscope (LRVR-AFM) to observe nanoscale processes in real time.
Solution: Combining the high throughput capability of the NI PXI Express platform and the flexibility and speed of two FPGA platforms with high-speed data acquisition modules to control multiple piezo actuators, minimize probe-sample interaction forces, and visualize measurements in the form of high-resolution microscopy images.
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