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Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Scanning Tunneling Microscope

An applet that demonstrates the operation of an STM.
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John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
17 years ago
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.