High Resolution STM Imaging


Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) is one of the basic techniques for the analysis of surface reconstructions, overlayer growth mechanisms, surface dynamics, and chemistry at the atomic scale. STM is used in physics, chemistry, and biology for high resolution studies of organic and inorganic nanoobjects. This chapter is devoted to STM imaging at the level of individual electron orbitals which can lead to improvement of the spatial resolution in STM experiments down to the subatomic scale and development of chemical-selective imaging of multi-component surfaces.

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High Resolution STM Imaging
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Surface Science Tools for Nanomaterials Characterization
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  • Challa S. S. R. Kumar (10)
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  • 10 Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
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  • Alexander N. Chaika Send Email (1) (2)
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  • 1 Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician Ossipyan str. 2, Chernogolovka, Moscow District, 142432, Russia
  • 2 Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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