A facility for nanoscience research: An overview

J. A. Stroscio, E. W. Hudson, S. R. Blankenship, R. J. Celotta, A. P. Fein

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We describe the development of an experimental system, consisting of a low temperature scanning tunneling microscope coupled to UHV tip and sample preparation chambers, with the goal of providing new measurement capabilities for the study of quantum and spin electronic systems on the nanometer scale. The physical information desired in such systems includes: the quantized electron energy distributions arising from spatial or magnetic confinement, the spatial extent of electronic wavefunctions, the role of electron-electron interactions in the presence of confining boundaries, the exact physical structure of the system, the shape of the confining potentials, and finally, the physics of electron transport on nanometer length scales. Additionally, we have incorporated a computer controlled facility for automated atom assembly to perform "bottom-up" fabrication of nanostructures. Some initial results will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventNanostructure Science, Metrology, and Technology - Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Duration: Sep 5 2001Sep 7 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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