Image of the Month

Image of the Month
Posted Date: September 1, 2006

Microscope:
Omicron STM1

Controls: 
SPM 1000 Control System

Cl-induced etching of Si(100)-(2×1) under conditions of super-saturation. A saturated surface was heated to 800 K while being exposed to a Cl2 flux to facilitate Cl insertion into dimer bonds. The dark lines are etch pits in the top layer that were produced by a new reaction pathway

Courtesy of Abhishek Agrawal, R.E. Butera, and J.H. Weaver, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

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

Microscope:
Home-built beetle-type low temperature STM

Controls:
SPM 1000 Control System

Description :
Thin alumina film on Ni3Al(111) acquired at 3.2V bias.

Courtesy of S. Degen, A. Krupski, M. Kralj, C. Becker and K. Wandelt, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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

Microscope:
UHV 3000 STM

Controls:
SPM 1000 Control System

Description:
Single molecule “nanocar” that contains a chassis, axles and four buckyball wheels

Courtesy of Yasuhiro Shirai, Andrew J. Osgood, Yuming Zhao, Kevin F. Kelly and James M. Tour Departments of Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University, Houston, Texas

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

Microscope:
RHK QuadraProbe
Four-Point STM Multisystem

Controls:
SPM 1000 Control System

Description:
The surface is Si(111) with a 7×7 reconstruction

Zhouhang Wang,
RHK Technology

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