Accession Number:

ADA282383

Title:

Application of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy to Studies of Electrode Surfaces

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1991-Jun 1994

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This project involved the study of a variety of different surfaces and structures in gaseous and liquid environments using the scanning tunneling microscope STM and other scanning probe microscopes with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of electrode surfaces and the processes occuring on these surfaces. With the STM we investigated chemical changes on the surface of electrodes, e.g., corrosion, passivation, and biochemical activities, and studied the energetics for electron transfer at the surfaces of semiconductors. We also investigated nanostructures for example, very small semiconductor particles, porous Si, and self-assembled monolayers using this technique. Scanning tunneling microscopy STM, Scanning probe microscopy SPM, Semiconductor surfaces, Electrode surfaces, Nanostructures

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Optics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE