Examples of STM capabilities:

STM image of an Au(111) terrace showing 22  \times \sqrt{3} “herringbone” reconstruction. Deuterium molecules can be seen attached at the catalytically active elbow sites. Setpoint: 20 pA, -1 V.

Schematic illustration of the herringbone reconstruction.

Energy increase per surface atom as a function of the position with respect to that of an atom sitting on the FCC site.

STM topograph of a Cu(111) surface showing friedel oscillation