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Spatially controlled ripple formation in the HIM using Low Voltages and High Temperatures
Hlawacek, G.; Sottili, L.; Engler, M.; Nanda, G.; van Alkemade, P.; Facsko, D.;
Ripple formation is a well known phenomenon that is observed for many materials under low energy ion bombardment. Often broad beam noble gas ion irradiation using energies of a few keV is employed to create these self-organized patterns on various metal, semiconductor and insulator surfaces. In addition to the fundamental interest in the formation and evolution of these structures they can be utilized in a number of new applications.
Creating nano scale periodic roughness can be of interest for various microfluidic applications or to control friction in new MEMS and NEMS devices. However, these applications are not realized at their full potential today as the required sub micron patterning which can not easily be realized using broad beams.
Here, we present for the first time ripple patterns that have been created on the GaAs(001) surface using 5 keV Ne ions and elevated temperatures of up to 600 K in a Helium Ion Microscope (HIM). We will present the home built sample heater that can be loaded through the load lock of the Carl Zeiss Orion NanoFab and describe the influence on the device performance, as well as HIM operation at 5 keV.
The evolution of the ripple wavelength changes from 30 nm at low 1e17 Ne/cm² to 80 nm at 1e18 Ne/cm². The orientation of the ripples with respect to the shape can be changed by rotating the pattern on the surface and the influence of the geometrical constrains of the irradiated area on the ripple pattern is studied.
  • Lecture (Conference)
    AVS - International Symposium and Exhibition, 10.11.2016, Nashville, USA

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