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On the fabrication of high-surface-area and high-aspect-ratio gold nanostructures

We highlight some stability issues in high-surface-area and high-aspect ratio gold nanostructures fabricated using inorganic adhesion layers on silica substrates. We ascribe these problems to capillary and surface effects and show the use of organic silane self-assembled monolayers to improve the long-term stability of such structures.

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9 months, 2 weeks ago
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EPFL - NAM
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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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1 year 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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1 year, 2 months ago
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EPFL - LPQM
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