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Volume 30, Number 5, Page 500 (1986)
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy II
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STM activity at the University of Basel

by M. Ringger, B. W. Corb, H.-R. Hidber, R. Schlogl, R. Wiesendanger, A. Stemmer, L. Rosenthaler, A. J. Brunner, P. C. Oelhafen, H.-J. Guntherodt
We have built a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) with a design similar to that published by Binnig and Rohrer. An electromagnetic device called the “maggot” has been developed for nanometer-scale movement over a wide temperature range. So far we have studied the surface topography of a Pd(100) single crystal, of a glassy Pd81Si19 alloy, and of graphite. Finally, nanometer-scale structures have been produced with the STM, indicating its potential for high-resolution microfabrication.
Related Subjects: Films, thin; Materials; Physics, solid state; Remote sensing; Scanning tunneling microscopy; Surface science