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Croatica Chemica Acta, Vol.82 No.2 Srpanj 2009.

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Low-temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Noble-metal Surfaces

Erik Zupanič ; Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Rok Žitko ; Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Herman J. P. van Midden ; Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Igor Muševič ; Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Albert Prodan ; Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (2 MB) str. 485-491 preuzimanja: 770* citiraj
APA
Zupanič, E., Žitko, R., van Midden, H.J.P., Muševič, I., Prodan, A. (2009). Low-temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Noble-metal Surfaces. Croatica Chemica Acta, 82(2), 485-491. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/39696

Sažetak
Low-index surfaces of copper single crystals were studied by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS). The experiments were performed under ultra-high vacuum conditions at room- and close to liquid helium- temperatures. At lower temperatures thermal drifts are largely reduced, a better STM mechanical stability is achieved and improved spectroscopy measurements, with the energy resolution shifted from meV to μeV, are possible. Low-index surfaces of bulk copper single crystals are unstable at room temperature and show poor atomic resolution with unstable single-atomic steps. In order to reduce thermal vibrations and improve atomic resolution, such surfaces must be cooled close to liquid helium temperature. At cryogenic temperatures individual surface defects, adsorbents and electronic standing waves can be studied. In addition, individual adatoms can be manipulated by STM into desired nanostructures and analyzed by STS. By measuring dI/dU(U), which is proportional to the local density of states, spectroscopic information with high spatial resolution can be obtained.

Ključne riječi
STM; STS; noble metals; manipulation

Hrčak ID: 39696

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/39696

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