Scanning Tunneling Microscopy


Liz Main, Adam Pivonka, Ilija Zeljkovic


We have constructed a custom variable temperature scanning tunneling microscope with the following features optimized for spin-polarized tunneling:

STM body

labeled photo of SP-STM

Flow Cryostat

labeled photo of flow cryostat

Vacuum Chamber

labeled photo of vacuum chamber

Scientific Results

atomic resolution image of BSCCO at 4K

We are investigating the cuprate high-Tc superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x. This topographic image was acquired at 4 Kelvin.


NSF CAREER DMR-0847433, AFOSR PECASE FA9550-06-1-0531, AFOSR DURIP FA9550-06-1-0359