Image of the Month

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Image of the Month
Posted Date: February 1, 2007
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Microscope:
USM-1300

Controls:
SPM 1000 Control System

Description :
Bismuth Strontium Calcium Copper Oxide (BSCCO) superconductor imaged at 6K Francis Niestemski, Shankar Kunwar and Vidya Madhavan

Boston College

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Image of the Month
Posted Date: January 1, 2007
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Microscope:
Home Built VT UHV Besocke Style STM

Controls:
SPM 1000 Control System

Description :
A full coverage of methyl bromide molecules adsorbed onto a Pt(111) surface. The unit cell of the (6×3) arrangment (outlined in red), occupies two top sites and two three fold hollow sites, where all molecules are alinged with the C-Br bond parallel to the surface normal.

T. Schwendemann & T. Kunstmann – University of Virginia

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Image of the Month
Posted Date: December 1, 2006
institution

Microscope:
RHK Technology UHV 300

Controls:
SPM 1000 Control System

Description:
Si(111) 7×7 reconstruction imaged at 1000 K. The lack of distortion in the unit cell illustrates minimal thermal drift exists at this elevated temperature.

Dr. Xue Kun, Prof. Xu Jian Bin – The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Image of the Month
Posted Date: November 1, 2006
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Microscope:
Unisoku Ultrahigh LT-STM

Controls:
SPM 1000 Control System

Description :
Uniform Pb nanowires of magic thickness on Si(111) controlled by elastic interaction and quantum size effects.

L. L. Wang, X. C. Ma, P. Jiang, Y. S. Fu, S. H. Ji, J. F. Jia, and Q. K. Xue – Institute of Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing – Department of PHysics, Tsinghua University, Beijing

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