The non-vanishing size of tips in scanned probe microscopes (e.g., atomic force microscope or scanning tunneling microscope) results in imaging errors. Correction of these errors requires estimation of the tip shape (tip reconstruction) followed by estimation of the surface shape from the measured image (surface reconstruction). Published surface and tip reconstruction methods are reviewed.
Proceedings Title: Program of the 4th Industrial Applications of Scanned Probe Microscopy; NIST
Conference Dates: January 1, 1997
Conference Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Pub Type: Conferences
atomic force microscopy, blind reconstruction, scanned probe microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, surface reconstruction, tip artifacts, tip estimation