scanning tunneling microscope
noun Date: 1983 a microscope that makes use of the phenomenon of tunneling electrons to map the positions of individual atoms in a surface or to move atoms around on a surface • scanning tunneling microscopy noun

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  • scanning tunneling microscope — noun : a microscope that makes use of the phenomenon of electron tunneling to map the positions of individual atoms in a surface or to move atoms around on a surface • scanning tunneling microscopy noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • scanning tunneling microscope — A type of scanning probe microscope used to image a surface by moving a fine probe over it at a constant height, which is maintained by keeping a constant electron flow (tunneling current) between the tip and surface …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • scanning tunneling microscope — a device that uses a moving needle and the tunnel effect to generate a maplike image of the atomic surface structure of matter, thereby achieving even greater magnification than the scanning electron microscope. * * * …   Universalium

  • scanning tunneling microscope — scan′ning tun′neling mi croscope n. phs elo an electronic microscope that produces images of atomic structures by moving an extremely fine probe over the surface of a material abbr. : STM Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • scanning tunneling microscope — noun A device used to form an image of the surface of a conductor or semiconductor with atomic resolution …   Wiktionary

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