|Atomic Force Microscopy|
|1. The Instrument
We operated our first atomic force microscope at the University of Rostock. This was funded by the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and we are very grateful for this support! Several undergraduate research projects have been conducted using this equipment, resulting in publications.
SUNY Albany, however, provides even better AFM instrumentation.
The microscope in Rostock was a Nomad SPM from Quesant (USA), with an active vibration damping platform.
The following figure depicts AFM images of a gold LTCC
electrode (low temperature cofired ceramics, above). Two images of a
sputtered gold layer before and after annealing at 600 °C are
By means of a sputtering device, bismuthfilms can be deposited onto glass or ceramic substrates. These metal films are also used as electrochemical sensors: