This document describes a procedure for the determination of elastic modulus for compliant materials using atomic force microscope (AFM). Force-distance curves on the surface of compliant materials are measured and the analysis uses a two-point method based on Johnson-Kendall-Roberts (JKR) theory. This document is applicable to compliant materials with elastic moduli ranging from 100 kPa to 1 GPa. The spatial resolution is dependent on the contact radius between the AFM probe and the surface and is typically approximately10-20 nm.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 2020-01
Edition : 1Number of pages : 17
Technical Committee:Scanning probe microscopy
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