STM and MBE: One of the best combinations

Jin Feng Jia, Xucun Ma, Xi Chen, Toshio Sakurai, Qi Kun Xue

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    It has been 30 years since the scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) was invented by G Binnig and H Rohrer. Rapid developments have made STM increasingly powerful as an extremely versatile technique for many disciplines in condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology and other areas. As a state-of-the-art growth method, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) is a gifted technique for epitaxial growth with atomic-level control. In this paper, by giving several examples, we will show that an STM-MBE combined system is more powerful and unique for studies on low-dimensional and new functional materials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number464007
    JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
    Issue number46
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 23

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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