Fabrication and characterization of highly reproducible, high resistance nanogaps made by focused ion beam milling
2007 (English)In: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 18, no 28, 285301- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nanoelectrodes were fabricated combining photolithography, electron beam lithography and focused ion beam milling allowing for large scale integration and nanoengineering of the electrode properties. The structure determination by transmission and scanning electron microscopy showed a highly reproducible gap width. The atomic scale electrode structure was characterized using scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The nanogap resistances were found to be the highest hitherto reported for nanogaps, namely in the 300–1300 TΩ range. Gold nanoparticles were trapped by ac dielectrophoresis, and the electrodes were shown to be stable enough to endure empty gap voltages as high as 5 V as well as currents high enough to induce fusing of trapped nanoparticles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 18, no 28, 285301- p.
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11214DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/18/28/285301ISI: 000247619000001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11214DiVA: diva2:38982