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STM Manipulation of Atoms and Molecules

STM Manipulation of Atoms and Molecules

This video was recorded at Kolokviji na Institutu "Jožef Stefan". Novel quantum structures can be realized by manipulating surface single atoms and molecules. Recent efforts in manipulating these basic construction species by means of a low-temperature ultra high vacuum scanning tunneling microscope, combined with a variety of tunneling spectroscopic methods, will be presented. The performed experiments are important for both, fundamental understanding and construction of novel nano-devices. Described will be i.a. measurements of lateral forces required to move individual atoms, realization of a multi-step single molecule switch, and an hybrid device, composed of atoms and molecules.

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