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Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Of Optical Surfaces
Author(s): J. Schneir; J. A. Dagata; H. H. Harary; C. J. Evans; A. J. Melmed; H. B. Elswijk; J. Sauvageau
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Paper Abstract

We have imaged diamond turned gold surfaces and a gold coated silicon surface with the STM. In order to determine the reproducibility of the topographic information obtained with the STM, we imaged the same diamond turned gold surface with different tips. Both mechanically formed and electrochemically etched tips were used. Surface images observed with the STM varied from tip to tip for both methods of preparation. The use of the STM to image optical surfaces hinges on the ability to manufacture stable and reproducible tips.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1164, Surface Characterization and Testing II, (20 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962813
Show Author Affiliations
J. Schneir, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
J. A. Dagata, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
H. H. Harary, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
C. J. Evans, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
A. J. Melmed, Custom Probes Unlimited and National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
H. B. Elswijk, Philips Research Laboratories and National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
J. Sauvageau, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1164:
Surface Characterization and Testing II
John E. Greivenkamp; Matthew Young, Editor(s)

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