this data with the x and y coordinates of that sample point. In addition the PHANToM device can be used to feel this surface and also to apply addition force in order to manipulate the sample in the microscope.
The nanoManipulator has been used since 1997 for a variety of experiments. Many of these are medical related in the examination of different viruses. Another important area of research is in the field of manipulating tiny carbon "bucky tubes". The key to the system is that it gives the user a virtual presence to work with samples down to the atomic scale.