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 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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