Imaging Living Cells and Mapping Their Surface Molecules with the Atomic Force Microscope
In 1986 Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Roher shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and discovering that it can image individual atoms with unprecedented resolution (Binnig et al., 1982). This novel type of microscopy is based on the quantum phenomenon that electrons can tunnel through a narrow insulating gap between two conductors.
KeywordsAtomic Force Microscope Liquid Cell Color Figure Surface Force Apparatus Agar Matrix
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