By Sergei N. Magonov, Myung-Hwan Whangbo, S. N. Magonov
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic strength microscopy (AFM) are robust instruments for floor exam. some time past, many STM and AFM reviews ended in misguided conclusions because of loss of right theoretical concerns and of an figuring out of ways photo styles are suffering from size stipulations. For this booklet, international specialists, one on theoretical research and the opposite on experimental characterization, have joined forces to compile crucial parts of STM and AFM stories: the sensible features of STM, the picture simulation via floor electron density plot calculations, and the qualitative evaluate of tip-force precipitated floor corrugations. functional examples are taken from: * inorganic layered fabrics * natural conductors * natural adsorbates at liquid-solid interfaces * self-assembled amphiphiles * polymers This booklet can be a useful reference paintings for researchers lively in STM and AMF in addition to for beginners to the sphere.