Atomic Force Microscopy for Energy Research  book cover
1st Edition

Atomic Force Microscopy for Energy Research

Edited By

Cai Shen

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after April 27, 2022
ISBN 9781032004075
April 27, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
504 Pages 258 B/W Illustrations

SAVE $54.00
was $180.00
USD $126.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) can be used to analyze and measure the physical properties of all kinds of materials at nanoscale in the atmosphere, liquid phase, and ultra-high vacuum environment. It has become an important tool for nanoscience research. In this book, the basic principles of functional AFM techniques and their applications in energy materials such as lithium batteries, electrochemical catalysis, solar cells, and other energy-related materials are addressed.

  • First book to focus on application of AFM for energy research
  • Details the use of advanced AFM and addresses all types of functional AFM tools
  • Enables readers to operate an AFM instrument successfully and to understand the data obtained
  • Covers new achievements in AFM instruments, including higher speed and resolution, automatic and deep learning AFM, and how AFM is being combined with other new methods like IR and Raman microscopy

With its substantial content and logical structure, Atomic Force Microscopy for Energy Research is a valuable reference for researchers in materials science, chemistry, and physics working with AFM or planning to use it in their own fields of research, especially energy research.

Table of Contents

1. The Story of Scanning Probe Microscope. 2. Functionalized AFM Techniques. 3. Application of AFM in Lithium Batteries Research. 4. Application of AFM in Catalysis Research. 5. Application of AFM in Solar Cell Research. 6. Combination of AFM and Other Techniques. 7. Tip Fabrication and Selection of Tips. 8. Artifacts and Data Analysis

View More



Cai Shen received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews at UK in 2008. Sequentially, He continued his research at the University of Maryland, Heidelberg University and Aarhus University before he joined Ningbo institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science as an Associate Professor in 2013. He has published 100 papers in peer-review journals. He is on the editorial boards for a number of international journals including Journal of Microscopy. His current research interests are lithium-ion batteries and applications of atomic force microscopy for the study of energy materials and biology. Email: [email protected]