Atomic scale imaging: A hands-on scanning probe microscopy laboratory for undergraduates

Chuan Jian Zhong, Li Han, Mathew M. Maye, Jin Luo, Nancy N. Kariuki, Wayne E. Jones

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Abstract

A series of combination scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)-atomic force microscopy (AFM) laboratory exercises aimed at enhancing the comprehension of atomic and molecular scale concepts were discussed. It provided hands-on experience to help undergraduate students understand the basic theory and operation of scanning probe microscopy (SPM). The students benefitted from the experiment in grasping atomic scale concepts and participating in further inquiry-based learning activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume80
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

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    Zhong, C. J., Han, L., Maye, M. M., Luo, J., Kariuki, N. N., & Jones, W. E. (2003). Atomic scale imaging: A hands-on scanning probe microscopy laboratory for undergraduates. Journal of Chemical Education, 80(2), 194-197.