Scanning Tunneling Microscope
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Scanning Tunneling Microscope


Scanning Tunneling Microscope

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An applet that demonstrates the operation of an STM.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 21, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 06, 2007
Submitter: John Walkup


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 4 average rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for John Walkup
13 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

This applet illustrates the principle of the operation of a scanning tunneling
microscope very well. Some more explanation on the theory behind the STM would
be helpful. Also, the applet could run a little slower so that the user would
have an easier time keeping the current constant.