AFM Imaging of Calcite Screw Dislocation Under Continuous Flow of Growth/Etch Solution

This movie was taken on the Cypher ES Environmental AFM from Asylum Instruments using blueDrive photothermal excitation. The freshly cleaved calcite sample was imaged under continuous flow (~3uL/s) of growth and etch solution. The pH of the solution was varied to control the growth/etch rate.

Cantilever: Arrow UHF
Mode: AC Mode in water
Excitation: blueDrive at 525 kHz
ScanRate: 19.5lines/s
ScanSize = 500nm
Points/Lines: 256/128
Imaging Time per Frame = 6.55 seconds
Playback rate = 52.4X acquisition rate

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