The technique of Scanning Tunneling Optical Resonance Microscopy (STORM) has been investigated for use on nanostructures. It has been demonstrated as a viable technique to characterize both bulk and nanostructured materials by optically pumping the tip-sample junction with variable energy photons thereby changing the electronic signature in the scanning tunneling microscope allowing for the determination of the local absorption spectrum. STORM offers an alternative technique to characterize very small structures that lie beyond the limits of more conventional approaches.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scanning tunneling microscopy; Quantum dots; Indium arsenide
Department, Program, or Center
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Byrnes, Daniel P., "Scanning tunneling optical resonance microscopy applied to indium arsenide quantum dot structures" (2008). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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