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Selecting suitable image dimensions for scanning probe microscopy

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E-pub ahead of print
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Surfaces and Interfaces
Volume9
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)133-142
<mark>State</mark>E-pub ahead of print
Early online date12/09/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The use of scanning probe microscopy to acquire topographical information from surfaces with nanoscale features is now a common occurrence in scientific and engineering research. Image sizes can be orders of magnitude greater than the height of the features being analysed, and there is often a trade-off between image quality and acquisition time. This work investigates a commonly encountered problem in nanometrology - how to choose a scan size which is representative of the entire sample. The topographies of a variety of samples are investigated, including metals, polymers, and thin films.

Bibliographic note

This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Surfaces and Interfaces. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Surfaces and Interfaces, 9, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.surfin.2017.09.003