Force Modulation Mode

Force modulation mode is a mode of contact AFM. A mechanical oscillation is applied to the tip during the scan. A map of mechanical properties is carried out by measuring the amplitude of oscillation and the offsets of the phase signal.


 Materials Science


Elastic and viscoelasticity mapping

Force Modulation Microscopy reveals information about a sample’s mechanical properties. This mode is useful for materials with nonuniform mechanical properties.


 Study of mechanical properties
 Elastic and viscoelasticity mapping
 High sensitivity of the phase signals and amplitude

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