Imaging biological samples with atomic force microscopy.

  title={Imaging biological samples with atomic force microscopy.},
  author={Pedro J de Pablo and Mariano Carri{\'o}n-V{\'a}zquez},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor protocols},
  volume={2014 2},
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is an invaluable tool both for obtaining high-resolution topographical images and for determining the values of mechanical and structural properties of specimens adsorbed onto a surface. AFM is useful in an array of fields and applications, from materials science to biology. It is an extremely versatile technique that can be applied to almost any surface-mounted sample and can be operated in ambient air, ultrahigh vacuum, and, most importantly for biology, liquids… CONTINUE READING