scanning tunneling microscope

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of scanning tunneling microscope

: 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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1983


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