The SPnM laboratory (Scanning Probe Microscopy and Nano Matter) was founded at University of Salerno (Itay) in 1999, with the setting-up of the first Italian Cryogenic Scanning Force Microscope.
Since there, the group has given a significant contribution in the investigation of superconductivity at the nanoscale, performing Low Temperature-Scanning Tunneling Microscopy on new generation superconductors as well as Low Temperature-Magnetic Force Microscopy on Manganites and Supercondutor/Ferromagnet heterostructures. Our scientific activity has allowed international collaborations as well as exchange of Ph.D. students and senior scientists between several foreign laboratories.
Not only this…..
…at the same time, our group carries out advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy experiments, by fruiting of atomic force microscopy based techniques (Conductive-Atomic Force Microscopy, Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy, PiezoResponse Force Microscopy) on semiconducting films and nanostructures, polymers and soft matter science.
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On the back: STM image of freshly cleaved HOPG – Room Temperature and Pressure image