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20 December 1989 Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Of Optical Surfaces
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We have imaged diamond turned gold surfaces and a gold coated silicon surface with the STM. In order to determine the reproducibility of the topographic information obtained with the STM, we imaged the same diamond turned gold surface with different tips. Both mechanically formed and electrochemically etched tips were used. Surface images observed with the STM varied from tip to tip for both methods of preparation. The use of the STM to image optical surfaces hinges on the ability to manufacture stable and reproducible tips.
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J. Schneir, J. A. Dagata, H. H. Harary, C. J. Evans, A. J. Melmed, H. B. Elswijk, and J. Sauvageau "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Of Optical Surfaces", Proc. SPIE 1164, Surface Characterization and Testing II, (20 December 1989);

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