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Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute

, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 276–279 | Cite as

KRIOSBOM101 low-temperature scanning near-field optical microscope

  • M. G. Petrova
  • G. V. Mishakov
  • E. I. Demikhov
  • A. I. Sharkov
Article

Abstract

An optical scanning near-field microscope was developed. A cryostat for obtaining low temperatures in the range of 1.8–300 K was designed. The microscope control unit and software were advanced taking into account the temperature range. A room-temperature measurement technique was refined on test aluminum gratings on glass with a period of 4 µm. An optimum size of the scan field, which makes it possible to neglect piezoceramics nonlinearities, was determined.

Key words

scanning microscopy probe microscopy near field low temperatures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Petrova
    • 1
  • G. V. Mishakov
    • 1
  • E. I. Demikhov
    • 1
  • A. I. Sharkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences, RTI Cryomagnetic Systems Ltd.MoscowRussia

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