Scanning tunneling microscopy

What is STM ?

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) is one of the most striking surface analytical techniques ever found since 1981. It is so powerful that we can somehow "see" the atoms of a material. The inventors, Binning and Rohrer were awarded the Nobel Prize for it in 1986.

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Last Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 1997 14:24 EST