8 episodes

How do you see the invisible? Today, mechanical, electrical, chemical and biological engineering of ‘small worlds’ is revolutionising our lives. Atomic Force Microscopes are an important tool when creating engineering solutions on the micro and nano scale. The 4 video tracks on this album examine the AFM's engineering and operation, explain how it can be adapted for a wide range of applications and describe its use in the life sciences and semiconductor industries. This material forms part of T356 Engineering Small Worlds – Micro and Nano Technologies.

Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies - for iPad/Mac/P‪C‬ The Open University

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How do you see the invisible? Today, mechanical, electrical, chemical and biological engineering of ‘small worlds’ is revolutionising our lives. Atomic Force Microscopes are an important tool when creating engineering solutions on the micro and nano scale. The 4 video tracks on this album examine the AFM's engineering and operation, explain how it can be adapted for a wide range of applications and describe its use in the life sciences and semiconductor industries. This material forms part of T356 Engineering Small Worlds – Micro and Nano Technologies.

    • video
    Atomic Force Microscope

    Atomic Force Microscope

    How it works and what it can do. A close look at it's probe, using an electron microscope.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Atomic Force Microscope

    Transcript -- Atomic Force Microscope

    How it works and what it can do. A close look at it's probe, using an electron microscope.

    • video
    Types of tip

    Types of tip

    A wide range of applications: companies that specialise in scanning probe microscopy use different types of tip to create atomic resolution images.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Types of tip

    Transcript -- Types of tip

    A wide range of applications: companies that specialise in scanning probe microscopy use different types of tip to create atomic resolution images.

    • video
    Semiconductor Industry

    Semiconductor Industry

    Imaging large samples. How to get precise dimensions of any surface. The AFM uses specially designed tips that are replaced automatically.

    • 4 min
    Transcript -- Semiconductor Industry

    Transcript -- Semiconductor Industry

    Imaging large samples. How to get precise dimensions of any surface. The AFM uses specially designed tips that are replaced automatically.

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