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Scanning Tunneling Microscope - Web Page



Marilyn E. Jacox, John William Gadzuk


The scanning tunneling microscope [STM] is widely used in both industrial and fundamental research to obtain atomic-scale images of metal surfaces. It provides a three-dimensional profile of the surface which is very useful for characterizing surface roughness, observing surface defects, and determining the size and conformation of molecules and aggregates on the surface. Several other recently developed scanning microscopies also use the scanning technology developed for the STM.
Electronic Publication


absorption edge, database, total cross section, World Wide Web, x-ray cross section


Jacox, M. and , J. (2006), Scanning Tunneling Microscope - Web Page, Electronic Publication, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created November 1, 2006, Updated June 14, 2017