Scanning probe microscopy: STM hits the fast lane

Khajetoorians, Alexander Ako; Kubetzka, André
December 2010
Nature Nanotechnology;Dec2010, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p830
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on an all-electric pump-probe approach for transporting the time resolution of scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) into the nanosecond regime. The study was conducted by Sebastian Loth, Andreas Heinrich and colleagues at IBM's Almaden Research Centres and the EPFL. Using the approach, they managed to explore the qualities of individual magnetic dimers on the surface with unprecendented spatial resolution.


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