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Preparation of light-atom tips for scanning probe microscopy by explosive delamination

Hofmann, Thomas, Welker, Joachim and Giessibl, Franz J. (2010) Preparation of light-atom tips for scanning probe microscopy by explosive delamination. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 28 (3), C4E28-C4E30.

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To obtain maximal resolution in scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy, the size of the protruding tip orbital has to be minimized. Beryllium as tip material is a promising candidate for enhanced resolution because a beryllium atom has just four electrons, leading to a small covalent radius of only 96 pm. Besides that, beryllium is conductive and has a high elastic ...


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Item type:Article
Date:20 May 2010
Institutions:Physics > Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics > Chair Professor Giessibl > Group Franz J. Giessibl
Projects:GRK 1570, Elektronische Eigenschaften von Nanostrukturen auf Kohlenstoff-Basis
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Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 530 Physics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:25277
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