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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The chemists then used the tip of an atomic force microscope to zap off the CO groups, eventually removing them all to create their 18-carbon ring (simulated above). Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Carbon atoms marry to form first-ever ring," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of atomic force microscope

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of atomic force microscope was in 1986

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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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