Method for Measuring the Distribution of Adhesion Forces on Continuous Nanoscale Protrusions Using Carbon Nanofiber Tip on a Scanning Probe Microscope Cantilever

Norihiro Shimoi, Daisuke Abe

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Abstract

The adhesion force on surfaces has received attention in numerous scientific and technological fields, including catalysis, thin-film growth, and tribology. Many applications require knowledge of the strength of these forces as a function of position in three dimensions, but until now such information has only been theoretically proposed. Here, we demonstrate an approach based on scanning probe microscopy that can obtain such data and be used to image the three-dimensional surface force field of continuous nanoscale protrusions. We present adhesion force maps with nanometer and nanonewton resolution that allow detailed characterization of the interaction between a surface and a thin carbon nanofiber (CNF) rod synthesized by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) at the end of a tip on a scanning probe microscope cantilever in three dimensions. In these maps, the positions of all continuous nanoscale protrusions are identified and the differences in the adhesive forces among limited areas at inequivalent sites are quantified. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13776-13781
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume7
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Pd nanoparticle
  • adhesion force
  • carbon nanofiber
  • nanonewton
  • scanning probe microscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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