Knowledge base: Atomic Force Microscope/Scanning Probe Microscope

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Phase Mode

The difference between the actual phase of the oscillating cantilever and the phase of the drive signal can also be detected in Tapping Mode, which is named Phase Mode as shown below:

Phase Mode reveals some characteristics of the sample material itself. These material characteristics may include elasticity ("hardness"), magnetic and/or electric forces present.