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- Gan, Yang, Franks, George V.. American Chemical Society; 2005. High resolution AFM images of the single-crystal alpha-Al2O3(0001) surface in water.
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- Gan, Yang. American Institute of Physics; 2007. A review of techniques for attaching micro- and nanoparticles to a probe's tip for surface force and near-field optical measurements (Invited review article).