DETECTING AND MANIPULATING SINGLE MOLECULES WITH STM

J. G. HOU, AIDI ZHAO
2006 NANO  
Scanning tunneling microscope (STM) is a powerful and unique tool for study single molecules. We review recent advances in single-molecule characterizations including direct STM imaging and I-V spectroscopy, dI/dV spectroscopy and mapping, and d 2 I/dV 2 spectroscopy and mapping. Some recent experiments of STM-excited single-molecule light emission are also introduced. In the final part, recent developments of single-molecule manipulation with the STM as well as the applications are discussed.
doi:10.1142/s1793292006000082 fatcat:rx6xeidp5jbqbpucbbr5tgdtzm