How does the Atomic Force Microscope move atoms around?

Atomic fore microscopes ton’t move atoms around. This type of microscope simply allows us to see a thousand times better than a regular optical microscope.

Think of it this way. Does looking at something through binoculars or a regular microscope move molecules around? No, it does not. Simply observing something moves nothing around.

The same goes with atomic force microscopes, except they can observe things much more closely.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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