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.

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