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Simultaneous topographic and elemental chemical and magnetic contrast in scanning tunneling microscopy

United States Patent

September 30, 2014
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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.
Rose; Volker (Downers Grove, IL), Preissner; Curt A. (Chicago, IL), Hla; Saw-Wai (Chicago, IL), Wang; Kangkang (Fremont, CA), Rosenmann; Daniel (Naperville, IL)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
13/ 791,157
March 8, 2013
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.