31 January 2013 Modeling and analysis of a scanning electrostatic force microscope for surface profile measurement
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Proceedings Volume 8759, Eighth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation; 875914 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2014460
Event: International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation 2012, 2012, Chengdu, China
Abstract
This paper presents the analysis of a prototype scanning electrostatic force microscope (SEFM) system developed for noncontact surface profile measurement. In the SEFM system, with a dual height method, the distance between the probe tip and the sample surface can be accurately obtained through removing the influence of the electric field distribution on the sample surface. Since the electrostatic force is greatly influenced by the capacitance between the probe tip and the sample surface, a new approach for modeling and analysis of the distribution of capacitance between the probe tip with an arbitrary shape and the sample surface with a random topography by using the finite difference method (FDM) is proposed. The electrostatic forces calculated by the FDM method and the conventional sphere-plane model are compared to verify the validity of the FDM method. The frequency shift values measured by experiment are also compared with the simulation results computed by the FDM method. It has been demonstrated that the electrostatic force between arbitrary shapes of the probe tip and the sample surface can be well calculated by the finite difference method.
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Zhigang Jia, Zhigang Jia, Shigeaki Goto, Shigeaki Goto, Keiichiro Hosobuchi, Keiichiro Hosobuchi, So Ito, So Ito, Yuki Shimizu, Yuki Shimizu, Wei Gao, Wei Gao, } "Modeling and analysis of a scanning electrostatic force microscope for surface profile measurement", Proc. SPIE 8759, Eighth International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation, 875914 (31 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014460; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2014460
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