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OpenFovea: open-source AFM data processing software

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Figure 1: Processing and display capabilities of OpenFovea.


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We thank the Python community for providing such high-quality development toolkits. C.R. thanks G. Witz, G. Longo and M. Favre for their constructive discussions. This work was supported by the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Program (grant 122 941) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant nos. 200021- 118147 and CR32I3-130676).

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Roduit, C., Saha, B., Alonso-Sarduy, L. et al. OpenFovea: open-source AFM data processing software. Nat Methods 9, 774–775 (2012).

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