X-Ray-Aided Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy

  • Shushi SuzukiEmail author
  • Wang-Jae Chun
  • Masaharu Nomura
  • Kiyotaka Asakura


X-ray-aided noncontact atomic force microscopy (XANAM) is a spectroscopic and imaging technique in the combination of noncontact atomic force microscopy (NC-AFM) and synchrotron radiation (SR) X-ray, providing chemical imaging of sample surface beneath the AFM tip (Suzuki in J Phys: Conf Ser 61:1117–1121, 2007; Suzuki in Bull. Chem Soc Jpn 88:240–250, 2015[1]).


Elemental analysis Surface structures Noncontact atomic force microscopy Synchrotron radiation X-ray 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shushi Suzuki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wang-Jae Chun
    • 2
  • Masaharu Nomura
    • 3
  • Kiyotaka Asakura
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Crystalline Materials Science, Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya UniversityAichiJapan
  2. 2.Division of Arts and SciencesCollege of Liberal Arts, International Christian UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)IbarakiJapan
  4. 4.Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido UniversityHokkaidoJapan

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