Selective manipulation of Ag nanoclusters on a passivated silicon surface using a scanning tunneling microscope

Kang Ho Park, Jeong Sook Ha, Wan Soo Yun, Young Jo Ko

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4629-4630
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7 B
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Ag
  • Nanoclusters
  • Nanofabrication
  • Passivation
  • Sb
  • Scanning tunneling microscope
  • Si(100)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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