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Scanning tunneling microscope The term 'Scanning tunneling microscope ' as it applies to the area of nanotechnology can be defined as ' A scientific instrument that can make images of nanoscale details on an electrically conductive surface by moving a sharp metal probe very close to that surface, passing a low-voltage electric current across it, and measuring tiny fluctuations in the current as the probe is scanned across the surface'.
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