We use a variable temperature scanning
tunneling microscope for our experiments.
It works in ultra-high vacuum (10-10 mbar)
at a temperature range from 30 to 300 K
and includes standard vacuum components
as pumping units and for sample preparation.
In this system we installed sample stages for sputtering and annealing of highly
pure metallic and semiconducting substrates. After preparation of atomically flat
substrates thin layers of organic and metallic adsorbates are deposited.
On the right, a direct view of the real
experimental setup of the microscope
is given. Whereas the whole setup
already rests on pneumatic damping legs
the microscope itself is mounted on an
eddy current damped table.
For further experiments we will have access to a LT-STM system for molecule and atom manipulation
as well as for high precision local spectroscopy.
Read more about the LT-STM system.
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