Imaging Biological Samples with the Atomic-Force Microscope
The application of atomic force microscopy (AFM) to biological investigation is attractive for a number of reasons. Foremost among these is the ability of the AFM to image samples, even living cells, under near native conditions and at resolution equal to, or exceeding, that possible by the best light microscopes. Moreover, the ability of the AFM to manipulate samples it images provides a novel and far reaching application of this technology.
This is a proceeding from 51st Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America (1993): 512.