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The volumes XI, XII and XIII learn the actual and technical origin for fresh growth in utilized scanning probe thoughts. the 1st quantity got here out in January 2004, the second one to fourth volumes in early 2006 and the 5th to 7th volumes in overdue 2006. the sector is progressing so quick that there's a want for a collection of volumes each 12 to 18 months to catch most recent advancements. those volumes represent a well timed entire assessment of SPM purposes. After introducing scanning probe microscopy, together with sensor expertise and tip characterization, chapters on use in quite a few commercial functions are offered. business functions span topographic and dynamical floor experiences of thin-film semiconductors, polymers, paper, ceramics, and magnetic and organic fabrics. The chapters were written through prime researchers and alertness scientists from world wide and from numerous industries to supply a broader viewpoint.
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