Zeiss Basic SPM System; AFM and STM with a Vibration Isolation Chamber, Potentiostat/Galvanostat

Model: 
Basic SPM System; AFM and STM with a Vibration Isolation Chamber, Potentiostat/Galvanostat
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In the 1980's Binning & Rohrer, developed a technique from studying surface structures termed Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM). A whole range of related techniques have since been developed which are generally referred to as Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) techniques. Of these techniques, the most important is Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). AFM utilises a sharp probe scanning over the surface of a sample. The probe in AFM is a tip on the end of a cantilever which bends in response to the force between the tip and the sample. AFM is optimized for measuring surface features that are extremely small in the nanometer scale. AFM gives real space images with very high resolution, not only in vacuum or in air; but also in solutions, including electrolytes in the case of Electrochemical AFM which allows for imaging of electrode surfaces in solution under electrochemical control. Thus, the topographic imaging of electrode surfaces can be performed. The SPM system described here, possesses these features.

Category: 
Microscope
Disciplines: 
Physical Chemistry
Location
Department: 
Chemistry
Building: 
Chemistry Building
Rhodes University
Drosty Road
Grahamstown
6139

Contact Person/s

Name: Prof T Nyokong
Phone: +27 46-603-8260
Email: t.nyokong@ru.ac.za

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: T
Last Name: Nyokong
Phone: +27 46-603-8260
Email: t.nyokong@ru.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R730,740
Year of Acquisition: 
2006