How scanning tunneling microscope work (STM)

How scanning tunneling microscope work (STM)

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John writes in with the latest science podcast for the UVA Virtual lab… –

“I’ve got a new presentation on how scanning tunneling microscopes work. STMs are the nanoscientist’s premiere tool for “seeing” individual atoms. Their invention was the subject of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics. But they have now become so simple and small that we are using them in a freshman “Introduction to Nanoscience” class here at the University of Virginia. The webpage version also links to a presentation on closely related “Atomic Force Microscopes” (AFMs).”Link & iTunes.


  • UVA Virtual Lab podcasts – Link.

4 thoughts on “How scanning tunneling microscope work (STM)

  1. Philip_Felipe says:

    This is pretty cool. I wish they had that class when i was at UVA. Prof. John Bean is a great professor, btw

  2. Prussian7 says:

    Does anyone know how to build a electron microscope on the cheep? They have been around since the 1930’s or 1940’s.

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