Atomically resolved scanning tunneling microscopy images of dislocations

N. J. Zheng, I. H. Wilson, U. Knipping, Donald Burt, D. H. Krinsley, I. S T Tsong

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Freshly cleaved (001) surfaces of the mineral galena, PbS, were examined by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) in vacuum. Atomically resolved images in real space showing areas with perfect order and with edge dislocations were obtained. The observed dislocations have Burgers vectors a(1,0,0) and 12a(1,0,0) where [100] is the cleaving direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12780-12782
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number17
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Zheng, N. J., Wilson, I. H., Knipping, U., Burt, D., Krinsley, D. H., & Tsong, I. S. T. (1988). Atomically resolved scanning tunneling microscopy images of dislocations. Physical Review B, 38(17), 12780-12782.