Growth behavior of carbon tips grown by electron beam induced deposition method

Sung Hwak Park, S. H. Kim, J. K. Shin, Jaewan Kim, C. J. Kang, Yong Sang Kim, Y. J. Choi

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For the investigation of high aspect ratio structures with Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), the cantilevers with very sharp and long tips are useful. Electron beam induced deposited(EBID) tips can be simply fabricated by aligning the electron beam directly down the vertical axis of Si cantilever and then irradiating a single spot on the cantilever for a proper time in the dominant atmosphere of residual gases generated by the oil of the diffusion pump of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). However, the EBID tips cannot grow over 1 μm in the residual gas atmosphere since there is a little carbon source. We could enhance the height of tips by dipping the cantilever into the organic solvents, drying it in the vacuum chamber and irradiating electron beam on it. With this process, we could acquire the tip whose base diameter is 180nm and effective length is 3.18μm. In addition, we observed that the growth behaviors of the tips are different in accordance with the species of the solvents and we will discuss the effects of the organic solvents on the growth of the tips.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEco-Materials Processing and Design VIII - ISEPD-8, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0878494316, 9780878494316
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design, ISEPD-8 - Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: 2007 Jan 112007 Jan 13

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Other8th International Symposium on Eco-Materials Processing and Design, ISEPD-8


  • Atomic force microscope
  • Dipping method
  • Electron beam induced deposition
  • High aspect ratio carbon tip
  • Organic solvent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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