Action Spectroscopy with STM

  • Kenta MotobayashiEmail author


STM-AS is a spectroscopic method capable of vibrational analysis of individual adsorbates on surfaces.


Vibration spectroscopy Single molecule characterization Vibrationally induced reactions Inelastic electron tunneling Low temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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