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By Bharat Bhushan, Harald Fuchs

The volumes XI, XII and XIII study the actual and technical starting place for fresh growth in utilized scanning probe concepts. the 1st quantity got here out in January 2004, the second one to fourth volumes in early 2006 and the 5th to 7th volumes in overdue 2006. the sector is progressing so speedy that there's a want for a suite of volumes each 12 to 18 months to seize newest advancements. those volumes represent a well timed accomplished evaluation of SPM purposes. After introducing scanning probe microscopy, together with sensor know-how and tip characterization, chapters on use in numerous business purposes are provided. business purposes span topographic and dynamical floor reviews of thin-film semiconductors, polymers, paper, ceramics, and magnetic and organic fabrics. The chapters were written through prime researchers and alertness scientists from worldwide and from quite a few industries to supply a broader standpoint.

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In 67% of all 960 cell–cell contacts binding and subsequent rupture events were not detected (Fig. 3). These 67% of force-distance curves (0–5 pN) showing no apparent rupture events were omitted from the histogram (0–5 pN). In this example the Fig. 9. VLA-4–VCAM-1 mediates cell–cell adhesion under flow conditions. 3 endothelial cells (left photomicrograph). Function-blocking antibodies against VLA-4 can completely block this receptor–ligand interaction (right). H. Eibl Fig. 10. Single-molecule AFM force spectrum of cell–cell interactions identifying VLA-4– VCAM-1 receptor-ligand bonds.

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