By Derek Robinson
It's a vintage Derek Robinson tale: 3 teams of guys converge for a last conflict within the western desolate tract in the course of global battle II. An SAS patrol travels throughout the Sahara to assault a German airbase; a German intelligence officer units out to settle a private grudge; and the boys from Hornet Squadron (from Robinson's previous Piece of Cake) are overhead, devoted to suicidal ground-attack missions to meet their commander. Fast-talking, darkly funny, and stinging.
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Crystals of cyclic alkanes provide such fold surfaces in a convenient form. Stocker et al.  have examined the fold surfaces of cyclo-octatetracontane, (CH2)48, and cyclodoheptacontane, (CH2)n, crystals, which are expected to have a monoclinic structure with adjacent re-entry folds (ggtgg). The structures of the 001 and 001 fold planes are different. The image of the fold surface shown in Fig. 17 is in excellent agreement with the structure expected for the 001 surface. The cyclic alkanes appear to provide a more stable fold-surface structure for AFM imaging than the polyethylene crystals studied so far.
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J. Miles of polymers is less than that of STM, but is likely to improve if the force sensitivity can be routinely reduced to ~ 10- 11 N. In addition to topographic images, AFM can also measure mechanical properties such as elastic modulus and friction of the polymer specimen to the same resolution as the image, so that images of the frictional or elastic nature of the surface are possible. The restriction of STM to thin or conducting specimens will limit its general application to conducting polymers, adsorbed monolayers of liquid crystals, metal-coated specimens, etc.
A Good Clean Fight (RAF Quartet, Book 2) by Derek Robinson