Ion Track Technology


Reimar Spohr

PostHeaderIcon Scanning Ion Conductance Microscope

Scanning Ion Conductance Microscope

Scanning ion conductance microscope using an electrolyte-filled capillary as sensor. Alexander Wolf-Reber, Thesis 2002.

Goal of Thesis

Goal was to build a scanning ion conductance microscope for observing ion current fluctuations in etched ion channels. The microscope uses a micropipette for localizing etched channels in its scanning mode and dock its pipette to the entry of a selected pore in its patch-clamp mode.

Step and Repeat Operation Mode

Step-and-repeat process of localizing a pore and measure its fluctuation characteristic.


This work was stimulated by Yuri Korchev, Imperial College London, GB.

More (in German).