Goal: Theoretical courses with a practice on real AFM and STM apparatus.
Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics, solid state physics.  
                            
Content:
Architecture of a Scanning-Probe Microscope
General concepts
Instrumental aspects: piezo-electric actuators, displacements on the nanometer scale, regulation, tip effects ..
Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM)
Principles of STM
Tunneling versus Field emission
STM imaging: the atomic resolution, origin of corrugation
STM spectroscopy : charge density waves, superconductors, nanotubes, inelastic spectroscopy, spin resolved STM
Nanomanipulation by means of  Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Quantum corrals, AFM nanolithography, ...