In this hand-on two-days course, the participants will be introduced to the physical principle of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and will gather hands-on experience on how-to-operate an STM experiment under ultra-high vacuum conditions. Starting from the quantum mechanical theory of electron tunneling, the general principle of an STM instrument will be developed. Different contrast mechanisms as well as operating conditions will be discussed. As outlook different modern aspects as spin-resolved STM and time-resolved STM will be covered.
Tentative schedule (12 h work load):
Monday, July 18th
- 10:00 Welcome
- 10:15 Lecture "Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy"
- 11:50 Lunch at Heide-Mensa
- 13:00 Technical Aspects of STM instrumentation and seminar to …
- 15:00 Hands-on experiments in the lab
- 19:00- Social get-together
Tuesday, July 19th
- 09:00-12:00 Hands-on experiments (2nd day)
12:00-13:00 Final discussion and evaluation
Time & Location
Jul 18, 2022 - Jul 19, 2022
AG Prof. Wolf Widdra - MLU Halle-Wittenberg - Institute of physics - Von-Danckelmann-Platz 3 - 06120 Halle/Saale