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Electric potentials at the atomic scale

Quantitative atomic-scale images of electric potentials at surfaces have now been obtained with a non-contact atomic force microscope by functionalizing the tip as a quantum dot sensor.

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Fig. 1: Schematics of scanning quantum dot microscopy and surface potential image of a Ag surface.

Panel b reproduced from ref. 6, Springer Nature Ltd.


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Persson, M. Electric potentials at the atomic scale. Nat. Mater. 18, 773–774 (2019).

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