Photo-electrochemical deposition of platinum on TiO2 with resolution of twenty nanometers using a mask elaborated with electron-beam lithography

Saulius Juodkazis, Akira Yamaguchi, Hidekazu Ishii, Shigeki Matsuo, Hitoshi Takagi, Hiroaki Misawa

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We report the patterning of Pt on a TiO2-rutile single crystal (the fundamental absorption band starts at 396 nm) by direct deposition from a water solution of H2PtCl6 (10-20 mmol/dm3) using laser beam writing at 390-396 nm, or by Hg-lamp illumination (i-line at 365 nm). Pt deposition was corroborated by microchemical analysis. A resolution of the Pt pattern down to 20-30 nm was achieved. To create a Pt pattern with resolution of twenty nanometers, we employed a mask elaborated with electron-beam (EB) drawing lithography. The mask was transparent to the writing illumination. The Pt was reduced from the solution by laser scanning over resist-covered regions, while the pattern was formed in the openings of the resist. Separation of the growth and illumination regions, typically, by 0.5-2 μm, facilitates the deposition of reproducible, high-aspect-ratio patterns. It is demonstrated that Pt was deposited through a process of diffusion on the light-excited carriers. The possibility of fabrication of a three-dimensional Pt pattern by the overgrowth of the resist is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4246-4251
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number6 A
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Laser-assisted deposition
  • Microfabrication
  • Platinum
  • Titania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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