atomic force microscope

noun

Definition of atomic force microscope 

: an instrument used for mapping the atomic-scale topography of a surface by means of the repulsive electronic forces between the surface and the tip of a microscope probe moving above the surface abbreviation AFM

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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atomic force microscope

noun

Medical Definition of atomic force microscope 

: an instrument used for mapping the atomic-scale topography of a surface by means of the repulsive electronic forces between the surface and the tip of a microscopic probe moving above the surface abbreviation AFM

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