Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | October 16, 2012

Factoid #35: STM

Factoid #35: STM

Invented in 1981, the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) uses a conducting pin tip to help scientists map out surfaces at the atomic level. This microscope is another key tool used in nanotechnology.

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