Design and construction of a STM for use in-situ in a TEM
Medford, Ben (2010) Design and construction of a STM for use in-situ in a TEM. MPhil thesis, University of Nottingham.
Since its inception scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) has emerged as a powerful technique in the field of nanoscience, with applications that have provided extremely important insights into the local nano-scale chemical/electrical properties of semiconducting and conducting materials. However, this technique alone is not capable of directly observing the tip and sample during its operation. Direct observation of the dynamic changes of both the tip and sample may help to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms behind some STM applications. Recent developments in this area have successfully combined STM to operate in-situ with imaging techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).
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