Accession Number : ADA182455

Title :   Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Hansma,Paul K. ; Tersoff,Jerry

Report Date : 15 JAN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A scanning tunneling microscope (STM) can provide atomic-resolution images of samples in ultra-high vacuum, moderate vacuum, gases including air at atmospheric pressure, and liquids including oil, water, liquid nitrogen, and even conductive solutions. This review contains images of single-crystal metals, metal films, both elemental and compound semiconductors, superconductors, layered materials, adsorbed atoms, and even dna. A discussion of results on lithography leads into speculations on a bright future in which STMs may not only observe, but also manipulate surfaces, right down to the atomic level. Reprints

Descriptors :   *REPRINTS, *MICROSCOPES, *MICROSCOPY, *MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, *SUPERCONDUCTORS, ADATOMS, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, IMAGES, METALS, SINGLE CRYSTALS, LIQUID NITROGEN, REPRINTS, SCANNING, TUNNELING, AIR PRESSURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, CONDUCTIVITY, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), GASES, LAYERS, MATERIALS, METAL FILMS, SAMPLING, ULTRAHIGH VACUUM, SEMICONDUCTORS, TUNNELING(ELECTRONICS), VACUUM, HIGH RESOLUTION, SURFACE ANALYSIS, PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES, WATER

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE