A simple scanning tunnelling microscope

M. A. Player*, G. Ping

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Abstract

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
Volume3
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992

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A simple scanning tunnelling microscope. / Player, M. A.; Ping, G.

In: Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 12, 12.1992, p. 1205-1210.

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Player, M. A. ; Ping, G. / A simple scanning tunnelling microscope. In: Measurement Science and Technology. 1992 ; Vol. 3, No. 12. pp. 1205-1210.
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