scanning force microscope
See atomic force microscope.
noun 1. (in a cathode-ray or television tube) a single horizontal trace made by the electron beam in one traversal of the fluorescent screen. Compare frame (def 9).
- Scanning probe microscope
scanning probe microscope definition Any of a number of devices capable of producing images of individual atoms and molecules on surfaces of materials. (See also nanotechnology.)
noun 1. a device that uses a moving needle and the tunnel effect to generate a maplike image of the atomic surface structure of matter, thereby achieving even greater magnification than the scanning electron microscope. scanning tunneling microscope A microscope used to make images of individual atoms on the surface of a metal. The microscope […]
/skan’oh/ An error in a document caused by a scanner glitch, analogous to a typo or thinko. [Jargon File] (1995-02-14)