Peakforce QNM images in liquid and ambient conditions. Height (A, C) and corresponding elasticity maps (B, D) recorded with Peakforce QNM. Panels A and B are recorded in liquid (setpoint is 14 nN) and C and D in ambient conditions (setpoint is 16 nN). The fibrils have in these images an average modulus of elasticity of 3 GPa and mica between 6 and 7 GPa. Image size is 2 × 2 μm.
Sweers et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:270 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-270