chemical force microscope

chemical force microscope

[¦kem·ə·kəl ‚fȯrs ′mī·krə‚skōp]
(engineering)
A modification of the atomic force microscope in which an organic monolayer on the probe tip that terminates with specific chemical functional groups is sensitive to specific molecular interactions between these groups and those on the sample surface.
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For example, chemically-derivatised tips form the basis of the 'chemical force microscope' (5).