Mechanism of high-resolution STM/AFM imaging with functionalized tips

  title={Mechanism of high-resolution STM/AFM imaging with functionalized tips},
  author={Prokop Hapala and Georgy Kichin and Christian Wagner and F. Stefan Tautz and Ruslan Temirov and Pavel Jel{\'i}nek},
  journal={Physical Review B},
High resolution Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) imaging with functionalized tips is well established, but a detailed understanding of the imaging mechanism is still missing. We present a numerical STM/AFM model, which takes into account the relaxation of the probe due to the tip-sample interaction. We demonstrate that the model is able to reproduce very well not only the experimental intra- and intermolecular contrasts, but also their evolution upon tip… Expand

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