With the invention of scanning probe techniques in the early 1980s, scientists can now play with single atoms, single molecules, and even single bonds.
Force, dynamics, and function can now be probed at the single-molecule level.
Molecular Manipulation with Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) presents a series of topics that discuss concepts and methodologies used to manipulate and study single (bio)molecules with AFM.
The first part is dedicated to the pulling of single molecules with force spectroscopy to investigate molecular interactions, mechanics, and mechanochemical processes, and the second part to the manipulation, repositioning, and targeted delivery of single molecules on substrates. Single molecule manipulation is an exciting area of research which made important breakthroughs in nanoscience and which could find potential applications in a diverse range of disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics, material and polymer science, and engineering.
New and experienced AFM researchers looking for applications beyond imaging will find a wealth of information in this informative volume.