A new cell design for potentiostatically controlled in situ atomic force microscopy

L. L. Madsen, E. P. Friis, J. E T Andersen, P. Møller, J. Ulstrup

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    We describe the design and construction of a new type of AFM cell for in situ imaging under potentiostatic control. The cell is specifically designed for a Rasterscope 4000™ AFM instrument with no need for instrumental modification, but can easily be adapted to other commercial instruments. The cell is a closed system with insignificant sample evaporation. It is a chemically and mechanically robust two-component system which enables fast assembly and testing prior to insertion and minimizes leakage problems. The cell is also laterally flexible, facilitating scanning of large areas, holds inlets for rapid flushing and change of solution, and contains an optical device for adjusting the laser beam deflection in aqueous and gas ambient environments. Cyclic voltammetry of a simple redox couple and combined cyclic voltammetry and in situ AFM of copper deposition/dissolution cycles testify to perfect cell performance.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
    Volume66
    Issue numberSUPPL. 1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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    Cyclic voltammetry
    Atomic force microscopy
    Optical devices
    Laser beams
    Copper
    Dissolution
    Evaporation
    Gases
    Scanning
    Imaging techniques
    Testing
    Oxidation-Reduction

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Chemistry(all)

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