Thermovoltages in vacuum tunneling investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy

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Hoffmann, D. H.; Rettenberger, Armin; Grand, Jean Yves; Läuger, K.; Leiderer, Paul; Dransfeld, Klaus; Möller, Rolf;
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1016/0040-6090(95)05844-3
  • Subject: Local density of states | Monoatomic steps | Thermovoltage | Scanning tunneling microscopy
    • ddc: ddc:530
    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,... View more
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