06079255 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 8 patents.

The present invention concerns a cantilever arrangement for scanning a surface. This arrangement comprises a first cantilever having a first probe and a second cantilever having a second probe. Both cantilevers are mechanically coupled such that the second cantilever follows the movement of the first cantilever, i.e. the deflection of the first cantilever defines the deflection of the second cantilever.

Title
Mechanically coupled alternatively usable cantilever structures for scanning a surface
Application Number
9/142796
Publication Number
6079255
Application Date
September 14, 1998
Publication Date
June 27, 2000
Inventor
Peter Vettiger
Langnau
CH
Heinrich Rohrer
Richterswil
CH
Walter Haeberle
Waedenswil
CH
Jurgen Brugger
Zurich
CH
Gerd K Binnig
Wollerau
CH
Agent
Ronald L Drumheller
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G01B 7/34
G01B 5/28
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