Microscoop for Manipulation of Micro-objects: Use of Fabricated Cantilever with Atomic Force Microscope



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Fabricated cantilevers like pushpin removers used in an atomic force microscope allow the manipulation (picking up or putting down) of micro-objects. A customized cantilever with an appropriate spring constant also allows for the detection of the adhesion force between micro-objects and a surface, even if these objects are tightly bound.