2010-05-20

An Open-Source Scanning Tunneling Microscope

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Yesterday I ran into Jochen Klingelhoefer of Lab Minds. He introduced me to the SXM Project - a project to distribute an open-source scanning tunneling microscope (already working) and a scanning force microscope (under development).

How cool is that? Many of the parts are eminently reprappable too.

For details follow this link.

Just to whet your appetite, here is a picture of a 4 nm square area on the surface of a piece of graphite made with the microscope:



Note the atoms...
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