Synchrotron Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) can achieve an atomic resolution easily and is nowadays a quite popular tool to reveal atomically resolved surface topography. Since, however, STM basically probes electronic states near the Fermi energy, which often contribute to the bonding with the neighboring atoms and thus are strongly affected by chemical environments, it is quite difficult to obtain chemical information.
KeywordsScanning tunneling microscopy Synchrotron radiation Chemical imaging
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