Focus on Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy (ASPM): Applications in Materials Science
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
International Centre for Quantum Materials, Peking University, China
2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the advent of scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM). The invention of the scanning tunnelling microscopy directly gave birth to the vigorous development of nanoscience. A series of scanning probe microscopy families developed on this basis have become powerful tools for studying the structure and properties of materials as well as the rich quantum physics in low dimensions. The main purpose of this focus issue is to promote the interdisciplinary research of advanced SPM techniques and materials science. We invite scientific researchers both fields to explore the cutting-edge development directions of SPMs, and major material science issues that may be resolved by scanning probe technology.
Topics of interest:
Cutting-edge development of SPM techniques, which will be potentially useful in the study of materials and condensed matter physics. For examples, ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field STM, spin-polarized STM, non-contact AFM, the combination of SPM with Raman, Microwave, Terahertz, Ultrafast Pulsed-Laser and so on.
Application of advanced SPM techniques in the study of materials and condensed matter physics, including (but not limited to) topological materials, 2D materials, magnetic and multiferroic materials, soft materials, bio-materials, MOF, COF, and material chemistry.
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June 30, 2022
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