A method and system for performing simultaneous topographic and elemental chemical and magnetic contrast analysis in a scanning, tunneling microscope. The method and system also includes nanofabricated coaxial multilayer tips with a nanoscale conducting apex and a programmable in-situ nanomanipulator to fabricate these tips and also to rotate tips controllably.
This invention was made with United States government support pursuant to a contract with the following agency: U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-ACO2-06CH11357. The United States government has certain rights in this invention.