NSOM


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NSOM

[′en‚säm or ¦en¦es¦ō′em]
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A WITec microscope can be as basic as the alpha 300 M for single Raman spectrum measurements or as complex as the alpha 300 RAS, equipped with combined Raman, AFM, NSOM, fluorescence and luminescence imaging techniques.
The NSOM based classification will be done in two levels and the accuracy of the classification will be enhanced from the first course-grained level to the second fine-grained level.
The NSOM based retrieval improved precision in comparison with other retrieval systems.
Although other configurations are possible, NSOM is commonly carried out today by using a very thin probe, usually a drawn optical fiber with a narrow tip.
The basic architecture of an atomic force microscope (AFM) and an NSOM are very similar--the probe is the essential difference, and some systems are designed to perform either measurement type.
Future work will focus on adapting and interpreting signal-processing and signal-deconvolution algorithms developed for AFM and NSOM to this nanowire scanning microscope.
In NSOM, the probe tip must be held at a small but constant distance from the sample surface.
AT&T Bell Labs also has developed an NSOM device.
The NSOM can yield a resolution down to 12 nm using 500 nm light.