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Review of Scientific Instruments
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Scanning tunneling microscope combined with a scanning electron microscope

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Abstract

We have developed a small scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to be incorporated into a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Vibration isolation and damping is achieved solely with Viton dampers. As a stand-alone unit, a tunnel-gap stability of about 1 Å is reached at atmospheric air pressure without additional sound protection. Stability improves by at least an order of magnitude when incorporated into a SEM.

Date

01 Dec 1986

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Review of Scientific Instruments

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