The scanning tunneling microscope (STM) is unique in its atomic resolution. The objective of the research is to develop an STM technique that will provide an NMR signal for each atom that the STM observe. This is possible using the hyperfine coupling between an electron which will be injected into the molecule and the nearby nuclei.
The NMR frequency is detected when such an electron will be injected for a short time into the molecule and then taken out. STMNMR will enable the identification of adsorbed complex molecules and study their structure and chemistry. The impact of such an ability is significant.