Scanning Probe Surface Modification
Technical rept. 1 Aug 1992-31 Jul 1993
NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Nanometer-scale manipulation of surfaces is important because subtle changes in surface structure often result in new electronic, magnetic, photonic, and mechanical materials properties. In this brief article we address one aspect of nanometer-scale surface manipulation that is of both technological and fundamental interest scanning probe microscope SPM-induced patterning of surfaces. We begin by discussing traditional methods for submicron patterning, then we address some general aspects of SPM surface manipulation, and finally we present some specific results from our own laboratory.