Scanning Tunneling Microscope-Induced Light Emission from Nanoscale Structures

  • M. Sakurai
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 588)


Scanning-tunneling-microscope (STM)-induced light emission from nanoscale structures on a hydrogen-terminated Si(001) surface was mapped spatially and analyzed spectroscopically in the visible spectral range. The light intensity map has high spatial resolution comparable to that of STM topographic images. Light is created by the dipole transition between localized surface states. The experimental results support the mechanism including light creation by the dipole transition.


Light Emission Dipole Transition Plasmon Mode Dangling Bond Visible Spectral Range 
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  • M. Sakurai
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  1. 1.The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)Wako-shi, SaitamaJapan

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