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Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

By Hyung-Seok Hahm

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



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This is a 60 second movie clip with an introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM).

Design goals are:

  • Give an idea of what STM looks like
  • Provide an overview of what STM does and how it works


Produced by Imran Sobh and Hyung-Seok Hahm

As part of instructional materials by National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Sponsored by

National Science Foundation


Special thanks to Professor Joseph Lyding at UIUC for STM images

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Hyung-Seok Hahm (2007), "Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,"

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