Novel mode of AFM operation is proposed providing the small, few nanometers tip to sample gap, appropriate for the ANSOM experiments. A set-up open for the run-time adjustments, working at ambient conditions is considered.
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A. A. Milner, K. Zhang, and Y. Prior, "Tip-to-Sample Distance Control in Apertureless Near-Field Optical Microscopy," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JThD108.
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