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Solid state nano-electrolysis, its use in SNOM systems and other applications

Toquant, Julien. Solid state nano-electrolysis, its use in SNOM systems and other applications. 2004, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.

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Abstract

Nano-optics is a new approach to the investigation of nano-scale light-matter interactions. The
main branch, Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM), however, is su®ering from a major
technological shortcomings, namely the di±culty to generate suitable probes. Therefore, routine
operation at high resolution is still rare and requires the achievement of failure-free operation
conditions. Another new research area is the investigation of nano-scale matter transport by means
of solid state electrolysis and scanning probe microscopes. Solid sample as well as solid probes made
of such material permit nano-scale electrolytic reaction areas where highly localized structures can
be deposition and removed. In this PhD. work, nano-optics and nano-electrochemistry have been
combined in the design of a scanning microscope with which SNOM operation and solid electrolysis
investigations are demonstrated. Specifically, I introduce a unique in-situ imaging and structuring
capability developed on the basis of these techniques.
Advisors:Güntherodt, Hans-Joachim
Committee Members:Pohl, D.W. and Hecht, Bert
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Former Organization Units Physics > Experimentelle Physik (Güntherodt)
UniBasel Contributors:Güntherodt, Hans-Joachim
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:7632
Thesis status:Complete
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Number of Pages:120
Language:English
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Deposited On:13 Feb 2009 15:42

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