friction force microscopy

friction force microscopy

[¦frik·shən ¦fors mī′krä·skə·pē]
(engineering)
The use of an atomic force microscope to measure the frictional forces on a surface.
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Subscripts MEMS: Micro-Electro-Mechanical System AFM: Atomic force microscope SEM: Scanning Electronic Microscopy FFM: Friction force microscopy M: Mirror.
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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.