Surface modification of MoS2 using an STM

Shigeyuki Hosoki*, Sumio Hosaka, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

*Corresponding author for this work

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Scanning tunneling microscopy is used to modify the surface structure of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). A natural MoS2 crystal often has stable point defects. This study shows that surface sulfur atoms are excised by field evaporation and these artificial defects can be used to form characters at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-647
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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