Linear electron resonator

The linear electron resonator is constructed on a Ag(111) surface at 6 K substrate temperature. The silver cluster at the middle (at the initial part of the movie) is produced by gently crashing the STM-tip into the substrate. The cluster is then broken into smaller clusters using the STM-tip. The individual silver atoms are extracted from the cluster on an atom-by-atom basis. These extracted atoms are repositioned by using the STM lateral manipulation procedure. The atoms are aligned along [110] surface directions. The distance between the two nearest silver atoms is 1.732 nm (6 atom distances apart). This electron resonator is 25 nm long, 12 nm wide, and consists of 30 silver atoms.
  Category: Metrology
  Source: Ohio University/Hla Group