Position- and size-controlled fabrication of iron silicide nanorods by electron-beam-induced deposition using an ultrahigh-vacuum transmission electron microscope

M. Tanaka, F. Chu, M. Shimojo, M. Takeguchi, K. Mitsuishi, K. Furuya

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We have fabricated arrays of nanorods of cubic iron silicide from iron pentacarbonyl gas source on Si(111) substrates by electron-beam-induced deposition at elevated temperature in an ultrahigh-vacuum transmission electron microscope. The nanorods are aligned along one of the Si 〈110〉 directions. Their length could be controlled by changing the irradiation time. It was revealed that the vicinity of the substrate surface influences the growth direction and location of the nanorods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number183104
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 2


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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