Group type: Both theory and experiment
Research description: The Advanced Force Microscopy and Nanolithography Group directed by Prof. Ricardo García has a consistent record on scientific originality and innovation in the development of nanoscale microscopies and nanolithography. Specifically, the Group is focused on several instrumental/methodology developments:
- Advanced force microscopy methods. Bimodal AFM.
- 3D imaging of solid-liquid interfaces.
- Cell nanomechanics
- Molecular imaging and molecular recognition
- Theory of dynamic AFM
- Oxidation Scanning Probe Lithography and nanometer-scale electronic devices
The experimental facilities in the group include state of the art AFMs such as Cypher (Asylum Research), JPK NanoWizard III with an inverted optical microscope, Multimode V and Dimension V (Bruker), Agilent 4500 (Keysight Technologies), as well as home-built bimodal AFMs.
Affiliation: Materials Science Factory, INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA DE MATERIALES DE MADRID, CSIC
Group Members: http://www.icmm.csic.es/forcetool/people/