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


    • 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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