TITLE

Writing nanometer-scale symbols in gold using the scanning tunneling microscope

AUTHOR(S)
Li, Y. Z.; Vazquez, L.; Piner, R.; Andres, R. P.; Reifenberger, R.
PUB. DATE
April 1989
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;4/10/1989, Vol. 54 Issue 15, p1424
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The conditions required to electroetch nanometer-sized craters in flat gold substrates with a scanning tunneling microscope operating in air are identified. Reproducible nanometer-scale modifications of the substrate are possible. Letters and complex symbols with linewidths as small as 2 nm have been written. Experiments show that a good tunneling tip is not destroyed by the writing process.
ACCESSION #
9830762

 

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