Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Paperback | January 16, 2016

byC. Julian Chen

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The scanning tunneling microscope and the atomic force microscope, both capable of imaging and manipulating individual atoms, were crowned with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986, and are the cornerstones of nanotechnology today. The first edition of this book has nurtured numerous beginnersand experts since 1993. The second edition is a thoroughly updated version of this "bible" in the field.The second edition includes a number of new developments in the field. Non-contact atomic-force microscopy has demonstrated true atomic resolution. It enables direct observation and mapping of individual chemical bonds. A new chapter about the underlying physics, atomic forces, is added. The chapteron atomic force microscopy is substantially expanded. Spin-polarized STM has enabled the observation of local magnetic phenomena down to atomic scale. A pedagogical presentation of the basic concepts is included. Inelastic scanning tunneling microscopy has shown the capability of studyingvibrational modes of individual molecules. The underlying theory and new instrumentation are added. For biological research, to increase the speed of scanning to observe life phenomena in real time is a key. Advances in this direction are presented as well. The capability of STM to manipulateindividual atoms is one of the cornerstones of nanotechnology. The theoretical basis and in particular the relation between tunneling and interaction energy are thoroughly presented, together with experimental facts.

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The scanning tunneling microscope and the atomic force microscope, both capable of imaging and manipulating individual atoms, were crowned with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986, and are the cornerstones of nanotechnology today. The first edition of this book has nurtured numerous beginnersand experts since 1993. The second edition is...

C. Julian Chen is with the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University, New York, USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:January 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198754752

ISBN - 13:9780198754756

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Table of Contents

1. OverviewPart IPRINCIPLES2. Tunneling Phenomena3. Tunneling Matrix Elements4. Atomic forces5. Atomic Forces and Tunneling6. Nanometer-Scale Imaging7. Atomic-Scale Imaging8. Nanomechanical EffectsPart IIINSTRUMENTATION9. Piezoelectric Scanners10. Vibration Isolation11. Electronics and Control12. Mechanical Design13. Tip Treatment14. Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy15. The Atomic Force Microscope16. Illustrative ApplicationsAPPENDICESA. Green's FunctionsB. Spherical Modified Bessel FunctionsC. Surface symmetryD. Elementary elasticity theory

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