STM images of graphite dependent on size of the tip

Chuji Horie, Hiroshi Miyazaki

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A simple model is presented to investigate the effect of the size of the tip in a scanning tunneling microscope on the image of graphite. In the model, the tip and carbon atoms of the surface of graphite are replaced by circles with areas effective to the local tunneling currents. It is shown that the STM images reflect the hexagonal arrangement of carbons but differ depending on the size of the tip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-996
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number6A
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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