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Characterization of single 1.8-nm Au nanoparticle attachments on AFM tips for single sub-4-nm object pickup

Hui-Wen Cheng1, Yuan-Chih Chang2, Song-Nien Tang3, Chi-Tsu Yuan4, Jau Tang5 and Fan-Gang Tseng15*

1 Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan

2 Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan

3 Medical Image Technology Department, Industrial Technology Research Institute, 195, Section 4, Chung Hsing Road, Hsinchu 31040, Taiwan

4 Department of Physics, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chungli 32023, Taiwan

5 Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, 128, Section 2, Academia Road, Taipei 11529, Taiwan

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:482  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-482

Published: 15 November 2013

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Additional file 1:

The file contains the method for the measurement of I, V, and R; failed experiments; adhesion of an Au-NP to the probe apex during scanning; and experimental setup for fluorescence inspection.

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