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Electron beam lithography and pattern transfer on membrane grids for transmission electron microscopy

We describe a fabrication process for electron beam lithography (EBL) and the following pattern transfer steps on transmission electron microscope (TEM) grids. For demonstration purposes, we use commercial off-the-shelf TEM grids consisting of a thin suspended silicon nitride membrane on a silicon frame supporting substrate. For the pattern transfer, we demonstrate both an additive patterning technique with metal deposition and lift-off, and a subtractive patterning technique with reactive ion etching. This process could enable direct ...

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2 weeks, 5 days ago
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EPFL - LPQM
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Efficient removal of ZEP ebeam resist after dry etching

Resist removal is an essential step for multi-layer lithography processes where a clean and contamination-free surface is essential to avoid shadow etching patterns from resist leftovers. We show that a short \mathrm{O_2} plasma exposure followed by a full NMP solution cycle removes the resist fully and leaves the surface contamination free.

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3 months, 2 weeks ago
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EPFL - LPQM
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Monolithically integrated InGaAs microdisks on Si for nanophotonics

This work was presented at the Nanofabrication Photonics Online Meetup, 16-18 May 2021. Template-assisted selective epitaxy enables the local integration of group III-V semiconductors on Si with high material quality for nanophotonic applications. Here we demonstrate evidence of room temperature lasing at 1530 nm for a monolithically integrated InGaAs whispering gallery mode cavity on Si with a thickness of 300 nm and a diameter of 1.5 µm. These devices can potentially be scaled down further ...

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4 months, 2 weeks ago
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IBM Research Zurich - Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices
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Transition metal dichalcogenide metamaterials with atomic precision

Here we will discuss our novel anisotropic wet-etching method that allows scalable fabrication of TMD metamaterials with atomic precision, combined with traditional nanolithography techniques.[1] We show that TMDs can be etched along certain crystallographic axes, such that the obtained edges are atomically sharp and exclusively zigzag-terminated. This allows us to fabricate interesting hexagonal nanostructures of predefined order and complexity, including a few nanometer thin nanoribbons and nanojunctions.

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4 months, 3 weeks ago
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DTU - Quantum Light Source
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