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Fabrication of germanium and silicon nanostructures using a scanning tunneling microscope

Shklyaev, Aleksandr A and Ichikawa, Masakazu (2006) Fabrication of germanium and silicon nanostructures using a scanning tunneling microscope. Physics-Uspekhi, 49 (9). pp. 887-903.

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Abstract

The state of the art of research on the fabrication of semiconductor surface nanostructures using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) is reviewed. The continuous atom transfer occurring due to directional surface diffusion initiated by the STM electric field and involving field-induced evaporation is analyzed. The effect of irradiation with an external electron beam on the tip-sample interaction is discussed, which consists in reducing the barrier for direct interatomic reactions and in changing the direction of the tip-sample atomic transfer. The possibilities of fabricating germanium and silicon nanostructures such as islands and lines and also making silicon windows on oxidized silicon surfaces are demonstrated.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5377
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:06 Feb 2010 11:10
Last Modified:06 Feb 2010 11:53

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