Compact scanning tunneling microscope with easy-to-construct X-Z inertial sample translation

S. C. Meepagala, F. Real, C. B. Reyes, A. Novoselskaya, Z. Rong, E. L. Wolf

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Abstract

A new compact scanning tunneling microscope (STM) with easy-to-construct X-Z inertial sample translation has been developed. A key feature of this design is that a single piezoelectric tube performs inertial sample translation, X-Y scan, and the Z feedback control. The performance of the STM is tested by imaging a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite sample. The ability of this STM to translate the sample laterally is demonstrated using a gold sample. The design is stable against the thermal drifts in the X-Y plane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3555-3557
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1990

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Keywords

  • Design
  • Electron microscopes
  • Modfications
  • Performance
  • Positioning
  • Sample holders
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Spatial resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Compact scanning tunneling microscope with easy-to-construct X-Z inertial sample translation. / Meepagala, S. C.; Real, F.; Reyes, C. B.; Novoselskaya, A.; Rong, Z.; Wolf, E. L.

In: Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.07.1990, p. 3555-3557.

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Meepagala, S. C. ; Real, F. ; Reyes, C. B. ; Novoselskaya, A. ; Rong, Z. ; Wolf, E. L. / Compact scanning tunneling microscope with easy-to-construct X-Z inertial sample translation. In: Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films. 1990 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 3555-3557.
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