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August 2nd, 2007

Do It Yourself Nanotechnology, How To Build Your Own AFM Head

In what could amount to the ultimate DIY project you can now make your own AFM head using instructions from the LMU Munich.

The instructions are a tutorial for building a cheap and simple AFM head suitable for single molecule force spectroscopy. Most of the structure is build using rapid prototyping methods and it is then simply screwed together. As a 'home made' device it has the drawback of coming with no training or support, but can be constructed for a very small fraction of the cost of a commercially available AFM.


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