RET 2006: Woody Maxwell

Woody Maxwell
Intern: Woody Maxwell
Mentor: Mark Dante
Faculty: Thuc-Quyen Nguyen













Curriculum Overview

The lab below is designed to show students the principles of how a Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) works and how mapping on a smaller scale provides a more detailed view of a surface. This lab is intended to simulate the tunneling current that is used to image very small objects—on the order of 10 nm or less.


Curriculum Developed:

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Understanding Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM)


NSTA Presentation Slides

Click here to view a video of creating the conductivity meter.

Click here to view a video of the SPM conductivity meter lab.

Technical and educational staff services are possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation through support via the NNIN.