Comment on "The long range voice coil atomic force microscope" [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 023705 (2012)].

Abstract

In a recent article Barnard et al. described the use of voice coil actuators to realize a large range scanner for probe microscopy. The results reported are interesting, but the idea is not new. In two preceding papers [1998, 1991] we had described a large coverage, wide dynamic range scanner based on homemade voice coil actuators, while Garcia Cantu and Huerta Garnica [1986] had already used inductive scanners for tunneling microscopy. Lamentably, none of these articles was cited by Barnard et al.

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@article{Mariani2012CommentO, title={Comment on "The long range voice coil atomic force microscope" [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 023705 (2012)].}, author={Tullio Mariani and Cesare Ascoli}, journal={The Review of scientific instruments}, year={2012}, volume={83 9}, pages={097103; author reply 097104} }