Hybridization of Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscope with Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Ken Nakajima, Ruggero Micheletto, Keita Mitsui, Takashi Isoshima, Masahiko Hara, Tatsuo Wada, Hiroyuki Sasabe, Wolfgang Knoll

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Scanning near-field optical microscope (SNOM) is hybridized with scanning tunneling microscope (STM) in order to achieve a higher spatial resolution by introducing a doubly metal-coated optical fiber tip with a nm-scale aperture. The result of a simultaneous SNOM/STM imaging of Au(111) indicates the boundary-sensitive detection in SNOM mode, which is not an artifact caused by z-motion crosstalk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Boundary-sensitive detection
  • Doubly metal-coated optical fiber tip
  • Scanning near-field optical microscope
  • Scanning tunneling microscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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