Nanosources and Manipulation of Atoms Under High Fields and Temperatures: Applications

  • Vu Thien Binh
  • Nicolas Garcia
  • Klause Dransfeld

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 235)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

  3. Nanosources and Applications

    1. E. Bauer
      Pages 13-18
    2. H. J. Kreuzer, A. Wierzbicki, M. G. A. Crawford, C. B. Roald
      Pages 35-44
    3. H. De Raedt, K. Michielsen
      Pages 45-57
    4. Vu Thien Binh, N. Garcia, S. T. Purcell, V. Semet
      Pages 59-76
    5. J. Xu, R. Möller, K. Läuger, K. Dransfeld, C. C. Williams
      Pages 89-100
    6. U. Staufer, L. P. Muray, D. P. Kern, T. H. P. Chang
      Pages 101-110
    7. Harry Heinzelmann, Gary M. McClelland, Fumiya Watanabe
      Pages 111-113
    8. H. Nejoh, S. Watanabe, M. Nakamura, M. Aono
      Pages 115-119
  4. Tip-Surface Interactions and Applications

    1. N. M. Miskovsky, Tien T. Tsong, Ching Ming Wei
      Pages 207-212
    2. P. S. Weiss, D. M. Eigler
      Pages 213-217
    3. J. K. Gimzewski, R. Berndt, R. R. Schlittler
      Pages 219-228
    4. J. J. Sáenz, N. García
      Pages 229-237
    5. O. Marti, J. Colchero, J. Mlynek
      Pages 253-269
    6. U. Dürig, O. Züger
      Pages 271-286
    7. H. Fuchs, Th. Schimmel, S. Akari, L. M. Eng, M. Anders, M. Lux-Steiner et al.
      Pages 293-309
    8. J. Brugger, V. P. Jaecklin, R. A. Buser, C. Linder, N. F. De Rooij
      Pages 311-317
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 319-324

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the NATO-Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) "Manipulation of atoms under high fields and temperatures: Applications", sponsored by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, Special Programme on Nanoscale Science. This ARW took place in Summer '92, in the pleasant surroundings of the Hotel des Thermes at Charbonnieres les Bains -Lyon, France. Gathering some fifty experts from different fields, the ARW provided an opportunity to review the basic principles and to highlight the progress made during the last few years on the nanosources and the interactions between atomic-scale probes and samples. The motivation is to use the novel properties attached to the atomic dimensions to develop nanoscale technologies. The perception of the atomic-scale world has greatly changed since the discovery and development, in the early 80's, of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) by Binnig and Rohrer. Beyond the observation of individual atoms, which is now routine, the concept of playing with atoms has become commonplace. This has lead to the fashioning of tools at the atomic scale, to the deposition, the displacement and the creation of atomic structures and also to the knowledge of interactions and contacts between atoms. Nanotips ending with a single atom are sources of ultra-fine charged beams. They can be unique tools for high resolution observations, for micro­ fabrications by micro-machining and deposition at a scale not previously attainable, with a working distance less stringent than with STM devices.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vu Thien Binh
    • 1
  • Nicolas Garcia
    • 2
  • Klause Dransfeld
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Material PhysicsUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon 1VilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.Department of Condensed MaterialsUniversidad Autonoma de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Faculty of PhysicsUniversität KonstanzKonstanz 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4758-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1729-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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