A simple scanning tunnelling microscope

M. A. Player*, G. Ping

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A simple stand-alone scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) has been designed and constructed. It employs a spring-diaphragm assembly for a coarse approach and a concentric tube assembly as the scanner. It is functionally capable of STM operation (constant current, constant height, line test) and STS operation (I-V and d/dl/V-V). The interfacing hardware/software design makes maximum use of standard commercial components/packages. The outline design procedure and results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1205-1210
Number of pages6
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics

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