Is seeing believing? Atomic-scale imaging of surface structures using scanning tunnelling microscopy
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Is seeing believing? Atomic-scale imaging of surface structures using scanning tunnelling microscopy. CURRENT OPINION IN SOLID STATE & MATERIALS SCIENCE, 7 (1). pp. 75-81. ISSN 1359-0286Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1359-0286(03)00014-7
Scanning tunnelling microscopy produces beautiful atomic resolution images of surfaces which appear to show atomic positions in a very direct fashion. However, the technique is intrinsically a probe of spatial variations in electronic structure, so interpreting such images correctly is sometimes far from trivial. A brief survey is presented of some of the known effects and their physical origins, and of the progress being made in theoretical modelling which has helped to understand many of these phenomena and to provide far more reliable image interpretation. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||CURRENT OPINION IN SOLID STATE & MATERIALS SCIENCE|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Official Date:||February 2003|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 75-81|
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