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Publication Citation: Atomic and Molecular Manipulation With the Scanning Tunneling Microscope

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Author(s): Joseph A. Stroscio; D Eigler;
Title: Atomic and Molecular Manipulation With the Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Published: January 01, 1991
Abstract: The prospect of manipulating matter on the atomic scale has fascinated scientists for decades. This fascination may be motivated by scientific and technological opportunities, or from a curiosity about the consequences of being able to place atoms in a particular location. Advances in scanning tunneling microscopy have made this prospect a reality; single atoms can be placed at selected positions and structures can be built to a particular design atom-by-atom. Atoms and molecules may be manipulated in a variety of ways by using the interactions present in the tunnel junction of a scanning tunneling microscope. Some of these recent developments and some of the possible uses of atomic and molecular manipulation as a tool for science are discussed.
Citation: Science
Volume: 254
Issue: 5036
Pages: pp. 1319 - 1326
Research Areas: Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)