The Scanning Tunneling Microscope

John A. Cowan Jr., Doug Neumann, Davidson College

This site from the Physics Department at Davidson College presents an overview of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) as well as the results of an experiment conducted by the authors. They discuss the construction of two different types of probe tips and their use for imaging graphite and molybdenum disulfide. A section of images they obtained using the STM is also included.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Mineralogy