Friday, February 3, 2012

AFM Images

OMG I don't know how those were done, but we can actually see those molecules!! They ... they look just like my stick & ball model. *faint*

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM): 
Pentacene on a copper surface

 AFM imaging of cephalandole A


  1. There are four images each, which one is the model and which one's the scanning/microscopy?

  2. Images A for pentacene and image C for cephalandole A are definitely models.
    The rest, I'm not sure. They're either STM or AFM. But notice image D of pentacene, those are individual molecules that we can see under those techniques!

  3. Wao--! It's really cool! there are another cool thing is that the scientist can picture out those structures before they see it.