Control of adsorbates and conduction on CVD-grown diamond surface, using scanning probe microscope

Minoru Tachiki, Tohru Fukuda, Kenta Sugata, Hokuto Seo, Hitoshi Umezawa, Hiroshi Kawarada

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Nanofabrication on a hydrogen-terminated diamond surface is performed by controlling surface adsorbates, using a scanning probe microscope (SPM) technique. Insulated areas are successfully obtained by changing hydrogen termination to oxygen termination. The Auger electron spectrum (AES) indicated the presence of oxygen adsorbed on the modified surface area. A small isolated conductive area is fabricated, and using this structure, a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diode-like I-V characteristic is observed. Anodic oxidation using the surface water is also suggested for our experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1092
Pages (from-to)578-582
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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