We describe a high-speed programmable-temperature scanning tunneling microscope (STM) for the study of dynamical processes and the measurement of various energies on metal surfaces. The programmable-temperature STM operates in the temperature range from 60 K to 1000 K. Over a temperature window of 300 K it can keep one particular surface area in view. We present two experimental results obtained with this instrument. The first concerns the energetics of a vicinal surface, Ag(115), and their relation with the surface roughening transition. The second treats the diffusion dynamics of kinks in steps on the (110) surface of Au.

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Publisher Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Editor M. Michailov
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Hoogeman, M. S, Schlößer, D. C, Sanders, J. -B, Kuipers, L, Chang, M. F, Klik, M. A. J, … Frenken, J. W. M. (1996). Surface energetics and dynamics measured from STM movies. In M Michailov (Ed.), Thin Films and Phase Transitions on Surfaces : Proceedings of the Second EWSSW' 96, February 18-24, Pamporovo, Bulgaria (pp. 95–108). Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.