Advisor

Andres La Rosa

Date of Award

7-17-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics

Department

Physics

Physical Description

1 online resource (xi, 153 pages)

DOI

10.15760/etd.6335

Abstract

An atomic force microscopy beam-like cantilever is combined with an electrical tuning fork to form a shear force probe that is capable of generating an acoustic response from the mesoscopic water layer under ambient conditions while simultaneously monitoring force applied in the normal direction and the electrical response of the tuning fork shear force probe. Two shear force probes were designed and fabricated. A gallium ion beam was used to deposit carbon as a probe material. The carbon probe material was characterized using energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy. The probes were experimentally validated by demonstrating the ability to generate and observe acoustic response of the mesoscopic water layer.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25689

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