Experimental Techniques

Variable Temperature Omicron STM

In Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) a very sharp tip is moved close to the sample and a small voltage is applied across the two. This causes electrons to tunnel through the vacuum between the two electrodes. The tunneling current depends exponentially upon the height of the tip above the sample giving the STM atomic resolution.



Selected Publications

M. C. Tringides, M. Hupalo, K. L. Man, M. M. T. Loy, and M. S. Altman. "Wetting layer super-diffusive motion and QSE growth in Pb/Si." Nanophenomena at Surfaces: Fundamentals of Exotic Condensed Matter Properties (2010).

M. C. Tringides and M. Hupalo. "Surface diffusion experiments with STM: equilibrium correlations and non-equilibrium low temperature growth." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 22 (2010): 264002.

Group Members and Collaborators

Group Members

  • M. C. Tringides (Group Leader)
  • M. Hupalo (Staff Scientist)
  • S. M. Binz (PhD Student)
  • J. Chen (PhD Student 2009)
  • Jean Dahlquist (Undergraduate Student)

Local Collaborators

  • C . Z Wang
  • K. M. Ho
  • P. A. Thiel
  • J. W. Evans

Long-term Outside Collaborators