Scanning probe microscopes utilize functionalized probes to image samples with sub-atomic resolution. New mechanical designs, imaging modes, and control techniques are being developed to improve the speed, fidelity, and functionality in end-user applications such as biological assay.

Books

Design, Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning Systems

A. J. Fleming, K. K. Leang

Design, Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning Systems (Book)

Springer, London, UK, 2014, ISBN: 978-3319066165.

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Articles

B. J. Kenton, A. J. Fleming, K. K. Leang

A compact ultra-fast vertical nanopositioner for improving SPM scan speed (Article)

Review of Scientific Instruments, 82 (12), pp. 123703(1-8), 2011.

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A. J. Fleming

Dual-stage vertical feedback for high speed-scanning probe microscopy (Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 19 (1), pp. 156–165, 2011.

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M. Fairbairn, S. O. R. Moheimani, A. J. Fleming

Q control of an atomic force microscope micro-cantilever: a sensor-less approach (Article)

IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 20 (6), pp. 1372–1381, 2011.

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A. J. Fleming, S. S. Aphale, S. O. R. Moheimani

A new method for robust damping and tracking control of scanning probe microscope positioning stages (Article)

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 9 (4), pp. 438–448, 2010.

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A. J. Fleming, B. J. Kenton, K. K. Leang

Bridging the gap between conventional and video-speed scanning probe microscopes (Article)

Ultramicroscopy, 110 (9), pp. 1205–1214, 2010.

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A. J. Fleming, K. K. Leang

Integrated strain and force feedback for high performance control of piezoelectric actuators (Article)

Sensors and Actuators A, 161 (1-2), pp. 256–265, 2010.

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A. J. Fleming

Quantitative SPM topographies by charge linearization of the vertical actuator (Article)

Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 (10), pp. 103701(1-5), 2010.

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Kam K. Leang, A. J. Fleming

High-speed serial-kinematic AFM scanner: design and drive considerations (Article)

Asian Journal of Control, 11 (2), pp. 144-153, 2009.

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A. J. Fleming, A. G. Wills

Optimal periodic trajectories for band-limited systems (Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13 (3), pp. 552-562, 2009.

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A. J. Fleming, K. K. Leang

Charge drives for scanning probe microscope positioning stages (Article)

Ultramicroscopy, 108 (12), pp. 1551-1557, 2008.

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A. J. Fleming, A. G. Wills, S. O. R. Moheimani

Sensor fusion for improved control of piezoelectric tube scanners (Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 15 (6), pp. 1265–6536, 2008.

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J. Maess, A. J. Fleming, F. Allgöwer

Simulation of dynamics-coupling in piezoelectric tube scanners by reduced order finite element models (Article)

Review of Scientific Instruments, 79, pp. 015105(1-9), 2008.

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S. S. Aphale, A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

High speed nano-scale positioning using a piezoelectric tube actuator with active shunt control (Article)

IET Micro & Nano Letters, 2 (1), pp. 9–12, 2007.

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B. Bhikkaji, M. Ratnam, A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

High-performance control of piezoelectric tube scanners (Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 15 (5), pp. 853-866, 2007.

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A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

Sensorless vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners (Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 14 (1), pp. 33–44, 2006.

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A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

A grounded load charge amplifier for reducing hysteresis in piezoelectric tube scanners (Article)

Review of Scientific Instruments, 76 (7), pp. 073707(1-5), 2005.

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Inproceedings

A. J. Fleming, K. K. Leang

An Experimental Comparison of PI, Inversion, and Damping Control for High Performance Nanopositioning (Inproceeding)

Proc. IEEE American Control Conference, Washington, DC, 2013.

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A. J. Fleming

A method for reducing piezoelectric non-linearity in scanning probe microscope images (Inproceeding)

Proc. American Control Conference, pp. 2861–2866, San Francisco, CA, 2011.

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M. Fairbairn, S. O. R. Moheimani, A. J. Fleming

Improving the scan rate and image quality in tapping mode atomic force microscopy with piezoelectric shunt control (Inproceeding)

Proc. Australian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2011.

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M. Fairbairn, S. O. R. Moheimani, A. J. Fleming

Passive piezoelectric shunt control of an atomic force microscope microcantilever (Inproceeding)

Proc. IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Budapest, Hungary, 2011.

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Y. K. Yong, A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

Vibration and tracking control of a flexure-guided nanopositioner using a piezoelectric strain sensor (Inproceeding)

Proc. International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale, Changchun, China, 2011.

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S. Kuiper, A. J. Fleming, G. Schitter

Dual actuation for high-speed atomic force microscopy (Inproceeding)

Proc. IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, pp. 220–226, Boston, MA, 2010.

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A. J. Fleming

Ultra-fast dual-stage vertical positioning for high performance SPMs (Inproceeding)

Proc. American Control Conference, pp. 4975–4980, Baltimore, MD, 2010.

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A. J. Fleming, S. S. Aphale, S. O. R. Moheimani

A new robust damping and tracking controller for SPM positioning stages (Inproceeding)

Proc. American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2009.

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A. J. Fleming

High-speed vertical positioning for contact-mode atomic force microscopy (Inproceeding)

Proc. IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp. 522-527, Singapore, 2009.

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A. J. Fleming, K. K. Leang

Evaluation of charge drives for scanning probe microscope positioning stages (Inproceeding)

Proc. American Control Conference, pp. 2028–2033, Seattle, WA, 2008.

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K. K. Leang, A. J. Fleming

High-speed serial-kinematic AFM scanner: Design and drive considerations (Inproceeding)

Proc. American Control Conference, pp. 3188–3193, Seattle, WA, 2008.

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J. Maess, A. J. Fleming, F. Allgöwer

Model-based vibration suppression in piezoelectric tube scanners through induced voltage feedback (Inproceeding)

Proc. American Control Conference, pp. 2022–2027, Seattle, WA, 2008.

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A. J. Fleming, A. G. Wills

Optimal input signals for bandlimited scanning systems (Inproceeding)

Proc. IFAC World Congress, pp. 11805-11810, Seoul, Korea, 2008.

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S. S. Aphale, S. O. R. Moheimani, A. J. Fleming

Dominant resonant mode damping of a piezoelectric tube nanopositioner using optimal sensorless shunts (Inproceeding)

Proc. American Control Conference, New York, NY, 2007.

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A. Fleming, A. Wills, S. O. R. Moheimani

Sensor fusion for improved control of piezoelectric tube scanners (Inproceeding)

Proc. IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007.

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J. Maess, A. J. Fleming, F. Allgöwer

Simulation of piezoelectric tube actuators by reduced finite element models for controller design (Inproceeding)

Proc. American Control Conference, New York, NY, 2007.

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B. Bhikkaji, M. Ratnam, A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

High-performance control of a PZT Scanner (Inproceeding)

Proc. IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006.

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M. Ratnam, B. Bhikkaji, A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

PPF control of a piezoelectric tube scanner (Inproceeding)

Proc. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005.

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A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

Sensor-less vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners (Inproceeding)

Proc. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005.

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