Field-induced surface modification on the atomic scale by scanning tunneling microscopy

Jin-Lin Huang; Yung-Eun Sung
September 1992
Applied Physics Letters;9/28/1992, Vol. 61 Issue 13, p1528
Academic Journal
Examines the modification of tin diselenide (SnSe[sub 2]) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS[sub 2]) surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum using scanning tunneling microscopy. Occurrence of modification by field evaporation; Creation of stable atomic sizes defects erasable by high voltage scanning; Comparison of modification threshold between SnSe[sub 2] and MoS[sub 2].


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