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Solid State Communications
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Inelastic electron tunnelling from a metal tip

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A simple model for inelastic electron tunnelling between a metal probe tip and a surface is presented. The inelastic tunnelling cross section resulting from vibrational or electronic excitation of an adsorbed molecule is estimated. The role thermal and, more important, non-thermal processes have on the measurement process is also discussed. © 1986.

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01 Jan 1986

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Solid State Communications

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