atomic force microscopy
A form of scanning probe microscopy, in which a microscopic probe is mechanically tracked over a surface of interest in a series of x-y scans, and the force encountered at each coordinate measured with piezoelectric sensors. This provides information about the chemical nature of a surface at the atomic level.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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