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The Intrinsic Resolution Limit in the Atomic Force Microscope: Implications for Heights of Nano-Scale Features

  • Sergio Santos,

    Affiliation: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • Victor Barcons,

    Affiliation: Departament de Disseny i Programació de Sistemes Electrònics, UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Manresa, Spain

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  • Hugo K. Christenson,

    Affiliation: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • Josep Font,

    Affiliation: Departament de Disseny i Programació de Sistemes Electrònics, UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Manresa, Spain

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  • Neil H. Thomson mail

    n.h.thomson@leeds.ac.uk

    Affiliations: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, Department of Oral Biology, Leeds Dental Institute, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023821

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Fig. S12 errata

Posted by PloSThomson on 22 Nov 2011 at 15:37 GMT

Please note that the vertical axis in Fig. S12 should read
(z2c-z1c)/2R2.

That is, the vertical axis is the normalized apparent height of the sample not the absolute height z2c-z1c.

No competing interests declared.