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Lecture: 5.04.4244 Introduction into Scanning Tunneling Microscopy - Details
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Course name Lecture: 5.04.4244 Introduction into Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Course number 5.04.4244
Semester Sommersemester 2022
Current number of participants 14
expected number of participants 19
Home institute Institute of Physics
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
Next date Wed., 29.06.2022 12:15 - 13:45, Room: W02 1-156
Participants Scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopes open fascinating views onto atomic-scale properties of surfaces. This course gives comprehensive insights into the quantum mechanical foundation, the technical realization and the various measuring principles of both techniques. With numerous examples from the current research, it demonstrates how scanning probe methods have contributed to the enormous progress in surface science during the past years. It presents, for example, experimental approaches to analyze the atomic structure of surfaces, the electronic properties of quantum system, the vibrational and luminescence properties of individual molecules and the magnetic response of single atoms. In addition, means to alter and manipulate surfaces at the atomic level are introduced. All experimental approaches will be discussed together with the underlying physical background and practical applications. The students thus get acquainted with two fascinating experimental methods, but also learn to link this knowledge with topical developments in nano- and quantum physics. The course terminates with an excursion through the ‘Oldenburg Surface Science’ labs, where the corresponding experimental techniques can be experienced in action.
Pre-requisites Solid State Physics (Exp. Physics V)
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 3

Course location / Course dates

W02 1-156 Wed.. 12:15 - 13:45 (14x)


Concepts of scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopy
Spectroscopic applications to probe electronic, vibrational, optical and magnetic properties at surfaces
Atomic nature of surfaces, binding schemes of atoms and molecules, electronic and optical functionality of nanoscale systems
Insights into state-of-the-art literature on scanning probe techniques and surface science