Energy dissipation in multifrequency atomic force microscopy

Valentina Pukhova, Francesco Banfi, Gabriele Ferrini

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The instantaneous displacement, velocity and acceleration of a cantilever tip impacting onto a graphite surface are reconstructed. The total dissipated energy and the dissipated energy per cycle of each excited flexural mode during the tip interaction is retrieved. The tip dynamics evolution is studied by wavelet analysis techniques that have general relevance for multi-mode atomic force microscopy, in a regime where few cantilever oscillation cycles characterize the tip–sample interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-500
Number of pages7
JournalBeilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • band excitation
  • multifrequency atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • phase reference
  • wavelet transforms


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