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The Force Needed to Move an Atom on a Surface

Ternes, Markus and Lutz, Christopher P. and Hirjibehedin, Cyrus F. and Giessibl, Franz J. and Heinrich, Andreas J. (2008) The Force Needed to Move an Atom on a Surface. Science 319 (5866), pp. 1066-1069.

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Manipulation of individual atoms and molecules by scanning probe microscopy offers the ability of controlled assembly at the single-atom scale. However, the driving forces behind atomic manipulation have not yet been measured. We used an atomic force microscope to measure the vertical and lateral forces exerted on individual adsorbed atoms or molecules by the probe tip. We found that the force ...


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Institutions:Physics > Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics > Chair Professor Giessibl > Group Franz J. Giessibl
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Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
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Deposited On:10 Jul 2012 13:54
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