Introduction
to
 Scanning Probe Microscopy

 

Introduction
Goals and Objectives
History
Basic Theory
  - Scanning Tunneling (STM)
  - Atomic Force (AFM)

Additional SPM Methods
  - Lateral (Friction) Force
  - Magnetic Force
  - Chemical Force
  - Phase Imaging
Applications

 

 

 

Basic Theory
 
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)

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How does the STM work?
  • What is tunneling?
  • How are sharp STM probes made?
  • How does the probe move across the surface?
Instrumentation
-feedback loop
-piezoelectric scanners
Imaging Methods
What are the limitations of STM?
 

Contact

Robert Wilson and Heather Bullen, Department of Chemistry, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099