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Electric Force Microscopy with a Single Carbon Nanotube Tip

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Author(s)

John A. Dagata, F S. Chien, S Gwo, K Morimoto, T Inoue, J Itoh, H Yokoyama

Abstract

Carbon nanotube tips offer a significant improvement over standard scanned probe microscope (SPM) tips for electrical characterization of nanodevice structures. Carbon nanotube tips are compatible with requirements for integrated SPM probe station instruments in which SPM-based lithography, topography, electric force microscopy, and traditional current-voltage measurements are performed simultaneously, or sequentially. As device dimensions shrink, traditional diagnostics will be unable to probe nanometer-scale phenomena that affect device performance and reliability. At the same time, the introduction of novel materials such as silicon-on-insulator into standard processing will require methods that can rapidly identify defects and their local behavior. Electric force microscopy with carbon nanotube tips offers unique capabilities for satisfying these needs.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of SPIE, Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XV, Neal T. Sullivan, Editor
Volume
4344
Conference Dates
February 26, 2001
Conference Location
Santa Clara, CA
Conference Title
AFM Metrology

Keywords

carbon nanotube, electric force microscopy, lithography, scanned probe microscopy, silicon-on-insulator

Citation

Dagata, J. , Chien, F. , Gwo, S. , Morimoto, K. , Inoue, T. , Itoh, J. and Yokoyama, H. (2001), Electric Force Microscopy with a Single Carbon Nanotube Tip, Proceedings of SPIE, Metrology, Inspection, and Process Control for Microlithography XV, Neal T. Sullivan, Editor, Santa Clara, CA (Accessed May 30, 2024)

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Created August 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017