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Ion beam shaping and downsizing of nanostructures

Zgirski, M. and Riikonen, K-P and Tuboltsev, V. and Jalkanen, P. and Hongisto, T. T. and Arutyunov, K. Yu (2008) Ion beam shaping and downsizing of nanostructures. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19 (5).

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We report a new approach for progressive and well-controlled downsizing of nanostructures below the 10 nm scale. A low energetic ion beam (Ar+) is used for gentle surface erosion, progressively shrinking the dimensions with similar to 1 nm accuracy. The method enables shaping of the nanostructure geometry and polishing of the surface. The process is clean room/high vacuum compatible being suitable for various applications. Apart from technological advantages, the method enables the study of various size phenomena on the same sample between sessions of ion beam treatment.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Analytical Science > Beam methods
ID Code:6278
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:22 Dec 2009 11:40
Last Modified:22 Dec 2009 11:40

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