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friction force microscopy
friction force microscopy[¦frik·shən ¦fors mī′krä·skə·pē]
The use of an atomic force microscope to measure the frictional forces on a surface.
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Using friction force microscopy
to examine the surface on an atomic scale, the researchers discovered a mosaic of tiny regions 30 to 80 nanometers across, each with a strong affinity for either oil or water.
Also, friction force microscopy
may have commercial application for studies of heterogeneous materials such as analyses of the distribution of the chemical elements in membrane filters or the degree of mixing of new additives in petroleum products, says Frommer.