Manufacturing and Characterization of Nanostructures Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy with Diamond Tip
Nanoscale experiments with diamond tip that include processing, visualization and tunneling spectroscopy of the surface are presented. Single crystal diamond synthesized by the temperature gradient method under high pressure–high temperature (HPHT) conditions is proposed as a multifunctional tip for scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Sequence of the procedures covering growing crystals with predetermined physical properties, selection of the synthesized crystals with the desired habit and their precise shaping have been developed. The original STM’s peculiarity is the electromagnetic probe-to-surface load measuring system. The results of fabrication and characterization of nanostructures for nanoelectronics, data storages and biology are demonstrated and discussed.
O. G. Lysenko et al., "Manufacturing and Characterization of Nanostructures Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy with Diamond Tip", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 42, pp. 14-46, 2016