Surface Analysis with STM and AFM: Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Image Analysis

Surface Analysis with STM and AFM: Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Image Analysis

Author(s): Dr. Sergei N. Magonov, Dr. Myung-Hwan Whangbo

Published Online: 24 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9783527293131

Online ISBN: 9783527615117

DOI: 10.1002/9783527615117

About this Book

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) are powerful tools for surface examination. In the past, many STM and AFM studies led to erroneous conclusions due to lack of proper theoretical considerations and of an understanding of how image patterns are affected by measurement conditions. For this book, two world experts, one on theoretical analysis and the other on experimental characterization, have joined forces to bring together essential components of STM and AFM studies: The practical aspects of STM, the image simulation by surface electron density plot calculations, and the qualitative evaluation of tip-force induced surface corrugations.

Practical examples are taken from:

  • inorganic layered materials
  • organic conductors
  • organic adsorbates at liquid-solid interfaces
  • self-assembled amphiphiles
  • polymers

This book will be an invaluable reference work for researchers active in STM and AMF as well as for newcomers to the field.

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