One of the newest and most revealing microscopies is designed around a lensless system and a probe tip. With patents less than 15 years old, and a vigorous commercial marketplace, applications are springing up swiftly. This paper describes the colorful events behind the development of probe microscopy and weighs the science and the circumstances which are likely to affect it.


Venture Capital Probe Microscope Digital Instrument Primary Market Install Base 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elinor Solit
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  1. 1.The Cambrex GroupMicroscope Technology & News and The Microscope BookBostonUSA

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