Damping behavior of bent fiber NSOM probes in water

  title={Damping behavior of bent fiber NSOM probes in water},
  author={Rod S. Taylor and Dusan Vobornik and Zhengfang Lu and Roderick A. Chisholm and Linda J Johnston},
The damping behavior of bent fiber near-field scanning optical microscopy !NSOM" probes operating in tapping mode oscillation is investigated in air and water. We show that the significant drop in probe quality factor Q, which occurs at the air-water interface, is due to meniscus damping. As the probe is immersed in water viscous damping adds to the… CONTINUE READING