Control system analysis of a scanning tunnelling microscope

G. Ping*, M. A. Player

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An analysis of a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) control system using root locus and Nichols' approaches is given. The response characteristic of the control loop, incorporating an integrator and a single-pole low-pass filter, is measured. Analysis shows that such a compensation scheme provides near optimal behaviour of the control loop and deals with mechanical resonance in a particularly satisfactory manner.

Original languageEnglish
Article number007
Pages (from-to)677-681
Number of pages5
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics

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