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Schematic of experimental arrangement.
Arrays of indents ( indents at spacing of 100 nm) made by applying 20 V to the cantilever to generate a force of 300 nN. The gray scale covers 10 nm. The voltage is applied as a pulse with fast and slow rise times. In (a) the tip rests in contact before application of the voltage, whereas in (b) the initial distance is 200 nm.
FE simulation of the indentation process. (a) Time evolution of the tip reaction force for initial tip-surface distances of 200 and 0 nm. (b) Schematics of a cantilever design and the simulation geometry.
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