Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 1

Answer

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy is a microscope that can view and move individual atoms or molecules.

Work Step by Step

An STM works by moving an extremely sharp an electrical conductor over a surface and measuring the current that moves between the sharp point of the electrode and the surface being imaged. The tip is moved to keep the current constant, then the movement necessary to do so is measured.
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