Scanning probe microscopes go video rate and beyond

M. J. Rost, L. Crama, P. Schakel, E. Van Tol, G. B.E.M. Van Velzen-Williams, C. F. Overgauw, H. Ter Horst, H. Dekker, B. Okhuijsen, M. Seynen, A. Vijftigschild, P. Han, A. J. Katan, K. Schoots, R. Schumm, W. Van Loo, T. H. Oosterkamp, J. W.M. Frenken

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The features of video rate control system which can be used with any type of scanning probe microscope (SPM) are discussed. SPM control system was developed that allows high-speed scanning and data acquisition. This control system can be used for initial high tip-speed observation with existing variable temperature ultrahigh vacuum. A hybrid mode between the constant-height and constant-current modes were implemented for scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) application. It was observed that using scanner, video rate imaging speeds could reach upto 200 frames/s.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053710
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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