Spatially resolved scanning probe electron energy spectroscopy for Ag islands on a graphite surface

C.K. Xu, X.J. Chen, X. Zhou, Z. Wei, W.J. Liu, J.W. Li, James Williams, K.Z. Xu

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    Abstract

    The scanning probe electron energy spectra for micron-sized Ag islands on highly ordered pyrolytic graphite substrate are measured. One- and two-dimensional relative intensity distributions for Ag or graphite plasmon peaks have been acquired and a lateral resolution of 4.8±2.4 μm has been achieved. It is the first time for the scanning probe electron energy spectroscopy technique to obtain the spatially resolved electron energy spectra with elemental contrast for a surface, which demonstrates the possibility of the element identification for the scanning tunneling microscope.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)Article number 103705, 5pp
    JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
    Volume80
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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