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Mode-synthesizing atomic force microscopy and mode-synthesizing sensing

United States Patent

July 22, 2014
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A method of analyzing a sample that includes applying a first set of energies at a first set of frequencies to a sample and applying, simultaneously with the applying the first set of energies, a second set of energies at a second set of frequencies, wherein the first set of energies and the second set of energies form a multi-mode coupling. The method further includes detecting an effect of the multi-mode coupling.
Passian; Ali (Knoxville, TN), Thundat; Thomas George (Knoxville, TN), Tetard; Laurene (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (OakRidge, TN), University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, TN)
13/ 897,857
May 20, 2013
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.