Engineering patterns of Co nanoclusters on thin film Al2O 3/NiAl(100) using scanning tunneling microscopy manipulation techniques

Shrikrishina D. Sartale, Ku Liang Lin, Chou I. Chiang, Meng Fan Luo, Chien Cheng Kuo

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Abstract

We present precise engineering of patterns of Co nanoclusters grown on ordered Al2O3/NiAl(100) surface using the scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) manipulation technique. The clusters are attracted to the STM tip by lowering the bias below a threshold value and translated and relocated to another position by reversing the polarity. This facile manipulation technique in combination with the self-organized patterning on this system reported earlier might play a decisive role in nanotechnology for various applications where patterned nanoclusters are desired.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063118
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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