Measuring an HOPG Sample Using NaioSTM

This video provides an overview and tutorial of NaioSTM, the all-in-one STM for easy entry into the world of atoms. The NaioSTM system comes with a transport case that holds the software, tool set, power supply cables, and NaioSTM on its vibration isolation table with an integrated controller.

The video provides simple steps to carry out the first measurement on an HOPG sample. To get the NaioSTM working, the USB and power cables have to be plugged in and then the system has to be switched 'on'. The first step in preparing the STM for measurement involves cutting a probe from a platinum- iridium wire and placing it in the scanner head. Then, the HOPG sample for measurement has to be prepared by cleaving the top layer. After the sample is prepared and carefully placed on the scanhead, the software can be launched. The initial parameters and approach have to be set, and then the measurement can be started. The scan image can be zoomed in until the individual atoms are seen.

Run Time – 4:45mins

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