High-pressure nanolithography using low-energy electrons from a scanning tunnelling microscope

Brandon L. Weeks, Antje Vollmer, Mark E. Welland, Trevor Rayment

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

We present a reproducible method of producing nanometre-size holes on a graphite surface with a high-pressure scanning tunnelling microscope. Holes were only observed at pressures above 5 bar with voltage pulses in the field-emission range (±4-10 V). The depth of the hole varied with the pressure while the observed diameter was independent of the applied pressure. The results obtained in the presence of elevated pressures of dry nitrogen, oxygen, and argon are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalNanotechnology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2002

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'High-pressure nanolithography using low-energy electrons from a scanning tunnelling microscope'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this