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Scanning tunneling microscope for biological applications
Author(s): Yuri P. Volkov; Vladimir A. Tsykanov
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Paper Abstract

A new scanning tunneling microscope (STM) for biological application operating at ambient pressure has been developed. Key features of the design are a novel high eigenfrequency scanner and a coarse approach unit. The microscope is symmetric, small, and very rigid which allows us to reduce the thermal drift and avoid any vibration isolation. The performance of the microscope has been tested with evaporated gold film and with graphite. First applications of the STM to coated biological samples are described. A novel method of imaging uncoated biological materials has been developed.

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Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2083, Microscopy, Holography, and Interferometry in Biomedicine, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167437
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Yuri P. Volkov, Orientir Ltd. (Russia)
Vladimir A. Tsykanov, Orientir Ltd. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2083:
Microscopy, Holography, and Interferometry in Biomedicine
Adolf Friedrich Fercher; Aaron Lewis; Halina Podbielska; Herbert Schneckenburger; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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