We describe the development and application of an imaging protocol, which evolves a scanning probe’s atomic structure in parallel with automated optimization of the scan parameters. Our protocol coerces the system into a state that produces a specific atomic resolution image type without human involvement.
Woolley, R. AJ., Stirling, J., Radocea, A., Krasnogor, N., & Moriarty, P. (2011). Automated probe microscopy via evolutionary optimization at the atomic scale. Applied Physics Letters, 98(25). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3600662