Research of quartz tuning fork tip length influence on the shear force imaging in liquids

  • Vitas Lendraitis Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Keywords: quartz tuning fork, finite element model, liquids, shear force microscope

Abstract

In this article the use of sensors for shear force microscopy (SFM) is analysed. The sensor consists of a quartz tuning fork with an agglutined long tungsten probe tip for operation in liquid environments.

The quartz tuning fork and a tip oscillation amplitude-frequency dependence in air and a tip in contact with surface were investigated using Finite Element Modeling and experimentally.

The research results of our experimental research are valuable in the production of SFM sensors can be produced and used in nanotribology, nanolithography, nanometric acoustic spectroscopy and biological object research.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.mech.24.1.19059

Published
2018-02-21
Section
MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIES