Halogen chemistry on surfaces
The study of surface halogen chemistry in ultrahigh vacuum was started at the beginning of the seventies. The first papers were published in 1974-1975. The main purpose was to obtain the information about chemical state and structure of halogen layers on the surface in reaction process. Unfortunately in that time the experimental technique for study so complicate processes as chemical surface reactions was rather limited and did not permit to get the information on atomic level. Since the appearance of local probes for surface study such as Scanning Tunneling Microscope and Atomic Force Microscope the scientists have obtained the possibility to study the surface processes with atomic resolution.
We have dealt with different projects which can be considered as a related to nanotechnology ones. Among these: halide selfassembling, metallic nanowires, STM lithography, carbon single-wall nanotubes.
Carbon nanotubes are the unique nanoobjects which properties are in strong relationship with their geometric parameters.
Spin polarized STM
The main aim of this project is to obtain the map of spin distribution on the surface and to characterize the spin properties of selected nanoscale features of surface.