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Hot electrons go through the barrier

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Hot electrons can be efficiently injected into a semiconductor using a metallic tip that focuses surface plasmons, and can be used to carry out nanoscale chemical mapping.

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Figure 1: Hot-electron transfer mechanism from a metal to a semiconductor.

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  • 07 November 2013

    In the version of the News & Views article 'Nanoimaging: Hot electrons go through the barrier' originally published (Nature Nanotech. 8, 799–800; 2013), in ref. 2, the volume number was incorrect. Corrected in the PDF and HTML versions after print 7 November 2013.


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