Scanning tunneling microscope
Wickramasinghe, H. Kumar International Business Machines, Yorktown Heights, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A device for imaging the surface of conductors and semiconductors with atomic resolution. Because of its relatively simple construction and operation and its ability to achieve atomic resolution with relative ease, the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) has gained worldwide acceptance by scientists studying surface phenomena.
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