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Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, In Situ, Electrochemical

Electroanalytical Methods

  1. Kingo Itaya

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a5313

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

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Itaya, K. 2006. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, In Situ, Electrochemical. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


This article describes the in situ scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) operated at electrode–electrolyte interfaces. It is demonstrated that in situ STM makes it possible to monitor with atomic resolution a wide variety of electrode processes such as the adsorption of inorganic and organic species and the dissolution and deposition of metals and semiconductors. Owing to limitations on space, the focus is on selected topics and mainly on our own experimental results.