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Atomically resolved imaging by scanning force microscopy

21.06.2013
New technique enables atomically resolved imaging of surfaces in ambient conditions.

Scientists at the University of Regensburg in Germany) have created atomically resolved images of a salt crystal that was prepared in ambient conditions by cleaving.

Until recently, samples had to be prepared in complex vacuum chambers or in controlled liquid environments to allow for atomically resolved imaging.

Daniel Wastl and colleagues report their breakthrough in the US science journal "Physical Review B”, 87 245415 (2013).

Link to article:
http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v87/i24/e245415
(DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.245415)

Press Contact:
Prof. Dr. Franz J. Giessibl
University of Regensburg
Department of Physics
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics
Tel.: +49 (0)941 943-2106
Franz.Giessibl@ur.de
www.physik.uni-regensburg.de/forschung/giessibl

Alexander Schlaak | idw
Further information:
http://www.physik.uni-regensburg.de

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