Morphology of iron silicide nanorods formed by electron-beam-induced deposition using ultrahigh-vacuum transmission electron microscope

Miyoko Tanaka, Ming Han, Masaki Takeguchi, Fengmin Chu, Masayuki Shimojo, Kazutaka Mitsuishi, Kazuo Furuya

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We have fabricated Fe suicide nanorods on Si(111) substrates by both deposition at high temperatures and electron-beam-induced deposition (EBID), and observed them with an ultrahigh-vacuum transmission electron microscope. The formation of either nanotriangles or nanorods was observed depending on the surface geometry of the substrates. The nanorods grew along one of the Si〈110〉 directions. In the case of EBID, the size and position of the deposits were controlled by adjusting irradiation time and the position of the electron beams. The longest rods almost reached about 100 nm in length with a 10 nm width.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5635-5638
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7 B
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 26



  • Electron-beam-induced deposition
  • Iron suicide
  • Nanorods
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Ultrahigh-vacuum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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