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Magnetic resonance force microscopy for condensed matter

In this thesis, we show how MRFM can usefully contribute to the field of condensed-matter.

Auteur
J.J.T. Wagenaar
Datum
05 juli 2017
Links
Thesis in Leiden Repository

In the early nineties, Sidles (1991) came with a solution to combine the force microscopy techniques sensitive to atoms with that of magnetic resonance techniques: Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy (MRFM) was born. The technique was promising, big steps were taken, and the holy grail of atomic resolution imaging of biological tissues seemed within an arm’s reach. Unfortunately, the last steps are the most difficult. The technique is experimentally challenging and so far, the images of biological structures are no better than those obtained by other conventional techniques. In order to be an attractive technique, MRFM needs to be scientifically relevant while the technique is further improved towards the holy grail of imaging biological structures on the nanometer scale. In this thesis, we show how MRFM can usefully contribute to the field of condensed-matter.