Accession Number : ADA296960

Title :   New Data Evaluation Technique for Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Ukraintsev, Vladimir A.

PDF Url : ADA296960

Report Date : 19 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A systematic study of Local Density Of States (LDOS) deconvolution from tip surface tunneling spectra is reported. The one dimensional WKB approximation is used to simulate the process. A new technique for DOS deconvolution from the electron tunneling spectroscopy data is proposed. The differential conductivity normalized to its fit to the tunneling probability function is used as a method of recovering sample DOS. This explicit procedure does not use unconstrained parameters and reveals a better DOS deconvolution in comparison with other techniques. The advantage of this new method is its feasibility for extracting two important physical parameters from experimental tunneling spectra: (1) local surface potential, and (2) tip sample distance. These values are the parameters used in the proposed fitting procedure. The local surface potential and the tip sample distance retrieval are demonstrated by means of numerical simulations. Comparative Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy (CSTS) is proposed as a new approach to eliminate the influence of the tip condition on the surface LDOS recovery.

Descriptors :   *SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, *ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, *ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, SCANNING, METHODOLOGY, SPECTROSCOPY, TUNNELING(ELECTRONICS), PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, SPECTRA, DATA REDUCTION, RANGE(DISTANCE), ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE