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Virtual Lab: Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM)
University of Virginia
             
 
© 2003-Present, John C. Bean
 
This page describes the operation of Nanosurf Inc′s "easyScan" scanning tunneling microscope (STM). Virtual reality is used to take apart the microscope and show how electron tunneling is used to measure the shape of sample surfaces down to the scale of individual atoms.

To start this tour, click the "Next Scene" button at the bottom of this page. To navigate further, use the buttons at the bottom of the page. (You can also move between scenes by using your keyboard’s arrows, and then play movies by clicking enter/return).

At any point, you can jump ahead by clicking an icon above the picture.

To see related webpages on this website, click the "Related Pages" button above.

 
 
 
 
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