The importance of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) in today’s research and industry leads to the question of how to include such a key technology in physics education. Manfred Euler has developed an acoustic model experiment to illustrate the fundamental measuring principles based on an analogy between quantum mechanics and acoustics. Based on earlier work we applied mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets instead of using a computer to record and display the experimental data and thus converted Euler’s experimental setup into a low-cost experiment that is easy to build and handle by students themselves.

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Signal Generator requires iOS 4.3 or higher. This application is available from https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/signalgenerator/id409241018?mt=8 (0.99€).
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