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Solid-phase direct write (SPDW) of carbon via scanning force microscopy

Spinney, Patrick S. and Collins, Scott D. and Smith, Rosemary L. (2007) Solid-phase direct write (SPDW) of carbon via scanning force microscopy. NANO LETTERS, 7 (6). pp. 1512-1515.

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The fabrication of carbon nanostructures by direct writing with a scanning force microscope is described. A conductive atomic force tip is used to collect carbon from a glassy carbon substrate and redeposit it onto a gold thin film under voltage control. The resulting patterns are examined with atomic force microscopy and Auger electron spectrometry. Writing of carbon lines with widths as small as 40 nm is demonstrated.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:6359
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:07 Aug 2009 09:30
Last Modified:07 Aug 2009 09:30

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