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1 February 1994 Scanning tunneling microscope for biological applications
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A new scanning tunneling microscope (STM) for biological application operating at ambient pressure has been developed. Key features of the design are a novel high eigenfrequency scanner and a coarse approach unit. The microscope is symmetric, small, and very rigid which allows us to reduce the thermal drift and avoid any vibration isolation. The performance of the microscope has been tested with evaporated gold film and with graphite. First applications of the STM to coated biological samples are described. A novel method of imaging uncoated biological materials has been developed.
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Yuri P. Volkov and Vladimir A. Tsykanov "Scanning tunneling microscope for biological applications", Proc. SPIE 2083, Microscopy, Holography, and Interferometry in Biomedicine, (1 February 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.167437
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