Thermovoltages in vacuum tunneling investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy
Hoffmann, D. H.
Grand, Jean Yves
Local density of states | Monoatomic steps | Thermovoltage | Scanning tunneling microscopy
arxiv: Physics::Optics | Condensed Matter::Materials Science | Condensed Matter::Superconductivity | Condensed Matter::Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect
By heating the tunneling tip of a scanning tunneling microscope the thermoelectric properties of a variable vacuum barrier have been investigated. The lateral variation of the observed thermovoltage will be discussed for polycrystalline gold, stepped surfaces of silver,...
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