Electron Beam-Induced Nano-Deposition Using a Transmission Electron Microscope

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Nanometre-sized structures were fabricated by electron beam-induced deposition in a scanning transmission electron microscope. A small amount of metal-organic gases, W(CO)6 and dimethyl acetylacetonato gold, were introduced near a substrate in the chamber of the microscope. The gas was decomposed by the irradiation of focused electron beams and nanometre-sized deposits containing W or Au were produced. Moving the beam position enables us to produce structures with a variety of shapes. High-resolution electron microscopy observation revealed that the structures consisted of nano-crystalline and amorphous parts.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 480-481)

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A. Méndez-Vilas

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129-132

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M. Shimojo et al., "Electron Beam-Induced Nano-Deposition Using a Transmission Electron Microscope", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 480-481, pp. 129-132, 2005

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