Thermodynamically stable nanotips of Au-Mo alloy

K. Nomura, T. Nagao, B. L. Cho, H. Katsuda, T. Matsumura, C. Oshima

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Abstract

The authors propose a simple new method for fabricating stable nanotips using sharpened Au-Mo alloy tips. By annealing at 1000-1200 K in UHV, Au atoms segregate to the alloy surface to form a Au film of one physical monolayer thickness, resulting in formation of nanopyramids on the (111) surface. Although field ion microscopy images of the nanotips show no single-atom termination similar to the previous cases of Au-deposited W nanotips, energy spectra of the emitted electrons strongly suggest the realization of a single-atom termination just after annealing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2432-2434
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Thermodynamically stable nanotips of Au-Mo alloy. / Nomura, K.; Nagao, T.; Cho, B. L.; Katsuda, H.; Matsumura, T.; Oshima, C.

In: Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, Vol. 27, No. 6, 2009, p. 2432-2434.

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Nomura, K. ; Nagao, T. ; Cho, B. L. ; Katsuda, H. ; Matsumura, T. ; Oshima, C. / Thermodynamically stable nanotips of Au-Mo alloy. In: Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures. 2009 ; Vol. 27, No. 6. pp. 2432-2434.
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