Nanosciences with local probes


Hermann Sellier (UJF) - Hervé Courtois (UJF)- Florence Marchi (UJF)

Summary: Theoretical courses with a practice on real AFM and STM apparatus.

Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics, solid state physics.                               


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, ...