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Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Second Edition

C. Julian Chen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211500
eISBN:
9780191705991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211500.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and the atomic force microscope (AFM), both capable of visualizing and manipulating individual atoms, are the cornerstones of nanoscience and nanotechnology ... More


Overview

C. Julian Chen

in Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Second Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211500
eISBN:
9780191705991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211500.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents the basic designs and working principles of STM and AFM, as well as an elementary theory of tunneling and the imaging mechanism of atomic resolution. Three elementary theories ... More


Overview

C. Julian Chen

in Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198856559
eISBN:
9780191889905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856559.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents the basic designs and working principles of STM and AFM, as well as an elementary theory of tunneling and the imaging mechanism of atomic resolution. Three elementary theories ... More


Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

C. Julian Chen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198856559
eISBN:
9780191889905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856559.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) was invented by Binnig and Rohrer and received a Nobel Prize of Physics in 1986. Together with the atomic force microscope (AFM), it enables non-destructive ... More


Quantum Tunneling

Frank S. Levin

in Surfing the Quantum World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808275
eISBN:
9780191846014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808275.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Quantum tunneling, wherein a quanject has a non-zero probability of tunneling into and then exiting a barrier of finite width and height, is the subject of Chapter 13. The description for the ... More


Adopting, Adapting, Departing: Early STM at IBM and at Bell Labs

Cyrus C. M. Mody

in Instrumental Community: Probe Microscopy and the Path to Nanotechnology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134941
eISBN:
9780262298186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134941.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter, which discusses the roles of IBM and Bell Labs in the initial development of the scanning tunnelling microscope (STM), finds that scientists at both these organizations followed a ... More


Animated Atom Boy

Nicholas Mee

in The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831860
eISBN:
9780191869785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831860.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The concept of the atom dates back to the speculations of Democritus and other Ancient Greek philosophers, but it was only in modern times that atoms were shown to exist and physicists began to ... More


Imaging Wavefunctions

C. Julian Chen

in Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198856559
eISBN:
9780191889905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856559.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The concept of wavefunction was introduced in the first 1926 paper by Erwin Schrödinger as the central object of the atomic world and the cornerstone of quantum mechanics. It is a mathematical ... More


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