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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

No Compromises: JILA's Short, Flexible, Reusable AFM Probe

Caption: This image shows JILA's modified AFM probes measuring DNA molecules. The older mod (long cantilever, right) eliminated the usual gold coating to enhance long-term stability. The latest version (left) retains the gold coating where needed to reflect light but maintains excellent stability. Researchers also removed a large section to reduce stiffness and friction near surfaces. The new probe provides precise results much faster than before, while reducing "noise" (colored squiggles).

Credit: Credit: Baxley/JILA

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