A precise nanofabrication method using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) tip as nanoscale tweezers was devised. With the aid of surface passivation by Sb, we could form Ag nanoclusters on a Si(100) surface. It was found that self-organized Ag clusters can be selectively detached and manipulated at room temperature by field application because of the weak bonding strength between the clusters and an Sb-terminated Si surface.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||7 B|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Dec 1|
- Scanning tunneling microscope
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)