1 May 1992 Nanofabrication utilizing the atomic-force microscope
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Proceedings Volume 1639, Scanning Probe Microscopies; (1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58184
Event: OE/LASE '92, 1992, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
We describe a lithographic technique using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to expose commercially available photoresists in a controllable manner. In contrast to scanning tunneling microscopy lithography on photoresists, the AFM has the advantage of having better control of the contact force between the probe tip and sample and thus reduces the possibility of physical damage to the resist material during exposure. Using a metal coated cantilever, we have been able to create resist patterns at the nanometer-scale.
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L. A. Nagahara, Patrick Ian Oden, Arun Majumdar, J. P. Carrejo, J. Graham, John Alexander, "Nanofabrication utilizing the atomic-force microscope", Proc. SPIE 1639, Scanning Probe Microscopies, (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58184; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.58184
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Atomic force microscopy

Polymethylmethacrylate

Scanning tunneling microscopy

Gold

Lithography

Scanning probe microscopy

Metals

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