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Virtual Lab: Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
University of Virginia
© 2003-Present, John C. Bean
This page describes the operation of Nanosurf Inc’s "easyScan" atomic force microscope (AFM). Virtual reality is used to take apart the microscope and show how a laser controlled feedback loop allows the probe to measure the shape of a sample surface at almost the atomic-scale.

To start this tour, click the "Next Scene" button at the bottom of this page.

To navigate further, use the buttons at the bottom of the page. (You can also move between scenes by using your keyboard’s arrows, and then play movies by clicking enter/return).

At any point, you can jump ahead by clicking an icon above the picture.

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