The Ohio State University. Department of Physics Honors Theses; 2010
Presented here is a summary of the improvements made to a standard magnetic force microscope for the imaging and spatial localization of magnetic nanoparticles. This thesis outlines the steps necessary for distributing magnetic nanoparticles onto a substrate, determining their characteristics, and designing a magnetic field stage for applying external magnetic fields in conjunction with magnetic force microscopy. Initial results are shown along with theoretical simulations for interpretation of the data.