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  • Image Contest – Win an iPod Nano POSTED BY dawnbonnell ON June 15th, 2009

    Image Contest – Win an iPod Nano

    Submit your best SPM image and become eligible to win an iPod Nano! You can view the current entries here, and the submission instructions are here. We have extended the deadline, and the winner will be chosen July 31, 2009. Enter now and show off your scanning probe prowess! ...

  • Live Forums Continue to Advance the Field POSTED BY dawnbonnell ON May 20th, 2009

    Live Forums Continue to Advance the Field

    The 3rd Live Forum will be held on Friday, May 22 11:30-1 PM, Eastern Standard Time. The topic is timely: Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. Some may view this technique as specialized for ferroelectric domain tracking. But in fact it can do much more. Imaging biological...

  • SPM v-lectures now available! POSTED BY carpick ON May 5th, 2009

    SPM v-lectures now available!

    The Nanoprobe Network is pleased to now post links to two full semesters of video lectures ("v-lectures") created by faculty at Stanford University's Center for Probing at the Nanoscale. Over 20 lectures on various SPM topics, including "Scanning Gate Microscopy", "Mechanics of AFM Cantilevers", and "Scanning SQUID Microscopy" given by...

  • The Value of Live Forums! POSTED BY dawnbonnell ON April 20th, 2009

    The Value of Live Forums!

    A live forum on 'AFM Force Calibration' was recently held here. Several experts in this area, including Rob Carpick, Roland Bennewitz, and Rachel Cannara engaged in discussion with a wide audience of participants. Topics ranged from comparison of various calibration methods to temperature dependent properties to compensation strategies. ...

  • Help with AFM Force Calibration: Our 2nd Live Forum POSTED BY carpick ON April 17th, 2009

    Help with AFM Force Calibration: Our 2nd Live Forum

    Calibrating the normal and lateral forces in AFM is critical for any quantitative measurement, but there are a plethora of methods in the literature, and they are not yet standardized. What are the best ones in terms of accuracy, ease of use, and non-destructiveness? How do different methods compare? How...

  • Best Image Contest: Win an iPod Nano! POSTED BY carpick ON April 7th, 2009

    Best Image Contest: Win an iPod Nano!

    Have a cool SPM image to share? Here's your chance to not only share your results with the SPM community, but to be rewarded for it too! I'm excited to announce the next in our series of Content Contests. Contribute an image - be it from experiment or simulation- by...

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