Surface Structure Imaging of A Medical Stent Surface Using The Nanosurf easyScan2 Atomic Force Microscope

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Background

Imaging Parameters

Background

In minimally invasive medicine, a stent is used to keep open an artery or another hollow structure of the human body. The surface structure is of great importance.

Imaging Parameters

Sample: Stent

Instrument: Nanosurf easyScan 2 AFM

Configuration: Basic Dynamic AFM Package with Mode Extension Module

Mode: Dynamic (non-contact)

AZoNano - The A to Z of Nanotechnology - An overview of the stent surface

Figure 1. An overview of the stent surface. 20x20um image, z-range 2.3um

AZoNano - The A to Z of Nanotechnology - A zoomed image of the surface and the coresponding phase contrast difference in the phase image can be clearly identified 5x5um image, z-range 16.5nm

Figure 2. A zoomed image of the surface and the coresponding phase contrast difference in the phase image can be clearly identified 5x5um image, z-range 16.5nm

AZoNano - The A to Z of Nanotechnology - Stent surface shown in 5x5um image of phase contrast

Figure 3. Stent surface shown in 5x5um image of phase contrast

Source: Nanosurf

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Date Added: Feb 22, 2007 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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