Print this page Share

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

Paolo SamorÝ (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-60856-0
570 pages
August 2006
Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures (3527608567) cover image


This first book to focus on the use of SPMs to actively manipulate molecules and nanostructures on surfaces goes way beyond conventional treatments of scanning microscopy merely for imaging purposes. It reviews recent progress in the use of SPMs on such soft materials as polymers, with a particular emphasis on chemical discrimination, mechanical properties, tip-induced reactions and manipulations, as well as their nanoscale electrical properties. Detailing the practical application potential of this hot topic, this book is of great interest to specialists of wide-ranging disciplines, including physicists, chemists, materials scientists, spectroscopy experts, surface scientists, and engineers.
See More

Table of Contents

I. Scanning Force Microscopy-based Approaches
I.1 Patterning
Nanopatterning with SFM
Dip-pen Nanolithography
I.2 Mechanical Properties
Mechanical Properties of Block Copos by SFM and Calculations
Pulse Mode SFM
Force Spectroscopy in Biology
I.3 Bond Strengths and Tracking Chemical Reactions
Force Spectroscopy to Explore Supramolecular Interactions
Chemical Force Microscopies
Tracking Biochemical Reactions
I.4 Electrical Properties of Nanoscale Objects
Electrical Measurements with SFM-based Techniques
Kelvin Probe Microscopy Studies on Organic Architectures
II. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy-based Approaches
Nanoscale Structural, Mechanical, Vibrational and Electrical Properties
Chirality in 2D
Molecular Reposition in UHV
Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Large Molecules by Low Temperature STM
Selectivity in Vibrationally Mediated Single-molecule Chemistry
Tailoring Contacts
Chem FET with STM & STS
III. Other SPM Methodologies
Nanopatterning with SNOM
IV. Theoretical Approaches
Theoretical Approaches on SPM Beyond Imaging
Mechanical Properties of Single Molecules: A Theoretical Approach
See More

Author Information

Since 2003, Paolo Samori holds a visiting professorship at the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) of the Université Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France, where he is director of the Nanochemistry Laboratory.
He obtained his Laurea (master's degree) in industrial chemistry at the University of Bologna and went on to join the group of Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, where he received his doctorate in 2000 for his work on self-assembly of conjugated (macro)molecules at surfaces and interfaces. After a further year of post-doctoral research in the Rabe group, he was appointed Researcher at the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity of the National Research Council of Italy in 2001.
His current research interests include the self-assembly of hybrid architectures at surfaces, supramolecular electronics and fabrication of molecular scale nanodevices.
His work has been awarded with various prizes including the graduate student awards at E-MRS (in 1998) and MRS (2000), the Georg-Manecke Award 2002 by Berlin-Brandenburgischer Verband für Polymerforschung (BVP) as well as the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists 2001.
See More


"...this book will attract a lot of attention, not only from both beginners and more expert scientists interested in the fascinating world of SPM but also from scientists involved in a wide spectrum of disciplines including physics, chemistry, surface science, spectroscopy, materials science, and engineering."

"... Das Buch ist sehr gut stukturiert, Inhaltsverzeichnis und Index ermöglichen einen schnellen Einstieg in die Materie. Die Abbildungen sind bis auf einige Ausnahmen exzellent, ebenso das Layout und Design... schließt eine Lücke in der ansonsten reichhaltigen Bücherwelt zum Thema."
Angewandte (gleiche Rezension auch in International Edition)

"...a welcome addition to the field...I am delighted to make it a part of my own personal collection."
Journal of the American Chemical Society
See More

Related Titles

Back to Top