Electrostatic Force Microscopy

Electrostatic Force Microscopy is a branch of physics, concerned with electron and electrical behaviours. It is a branch of physics well researched, yet analysed best for physicists and scientists’ intelligibility. Majorly, this essay seeks to lower the intelligibility class standard and cause for a public or non-scientists’ comprehension. Hence, the terms derivable from the professional scientific definition, below, would be further analysed.

Physics, as the parent field, is the scientific study of the nature and properties of matter and energy. According to Wikipedia, “Electrostatic Force Microscopy or EFM is a dynamic non-contact atomic force microscopy in the process of which the electrostatic force is being probed.” This definition may be self-explanatory to a physicist; however, the terms atomic force microscopy and electrostatic force might out rightly falloff the word registry of non-scientists.

While an atom is the smallest unit of any chemical element that can exist, Electrostatic is the study of the properties of stationary or slow-moving electric charges with no acceleration. To properly analyse how this two relates, the meaning of matter must be understood. Matter is anything that has weight and can occupy space. This signifies that an atom could be considered as the smallest unit of matter. Also, electrostatic could be conceived as studying stationary or slow-moving electric charges in Matter. Electrostatic also means an Electric charge that has accumulated on matter. Electric charges are one of the basic properties of the elementary particles of matter giving rise to all electric and magnetic forces and interactions. These electric charges are often created when two weak conducting matters have contact and the electrons rubs off from one matter to the next. An electron is a constant subatomic element with a negative electricity charge. It can be identified in all atoms and acts as the primary electricity carrier in solids.

Considering that force refers to influence of a situation on matter and Microscopy, the last of the trio word-phrase, is the use of microscopes to see objects that are invisible to the normal eye, we can, from a non-scientific intelligibility-aiding parlance, deduce Electrostatic Force Microscopy as the use of Microscope in the study of stationary and slow-moving Electric charges resulting off matter’s contact with matter. The importance and significance of such studies, outside scientific investigations, might include its help to explain electrical origins and forms of electrical behaviours as well as its ability to explain hitherto eccentric conceptions about the minor shocks experienced at sudden intervals of human’s stimuli.