Unique determination of “subatomic” contrast by imaging covalent backbonding

Sweetman, Adam and Rahe, Philipp and Moriarty, Philip (2014) Unique determination of “subatomic” contrast by imaging covalent backbonding. Nano Letters, 14 (5). pp. 2265-2270. ISSN 1530-6984

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The origin of so-called “subatomic” resolution in dynamic force microscopy has remained controversial since its first observation in 2000. A number of detailed experimental and theoretical studies have identified different possible physicochemical mechanisms potentially giving rise to subatomic contrast. In this study, for the first time we are able to assign the origin of a specific instance of subatomic contrast as being due to the back bonding of a surface atom in the tip−sample junction.

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Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Nano Letters, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see [ihttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl4041803
Keywords: NC-AFM; DFM; subatomic; Si(111); qPlus; UHV
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1021/nl4041803
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 10:29
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 12:32
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31701

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