Counting of electric charge for control of local metal plating using a scanning nanopipette probe microscope

So Ito, Futoshi Iwata

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Abstract

We describe a deposition technique of nanometer-scale metal plating with controlling the deposition volume. The technique is based on a novel measurement technique of electric charge during the metal plating deposition using a scanning probe microscope with a nanopipette probe. The nanopipette with an aperture approximately 200 nm in diameter was filled with CuSO4 electrolyte aqueous solution. A Cu metal plating dot was electrochemically deposited on the Au surface as the nanopipette probe was nearly in contact by applying a dc bias voltage between the electrolyte solution and the surface. The volume of the deposited Cu dot is dependent on the electric charge during the electrochemical reaction. Therefore, to control the deposited volume of metal plating, the ionic current was measured and counted as the electric charge. By counting amount of the electric charge, it was possible to control the deposited volume of the Cu dot. The advantage of the electric charge counting was evaluated by the deposition of dot arrays. The measurement technique of the electric charge to control the deposition volume is applicable for various fabrications of nanometer-scale structures in the fields such as nanomechanics and nanoelectronics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Symposium on Measurement and Quality Control 2010, ISMQC 2010
Pages96-99
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event10th International Symposium on Measurement and Quality Control 2010, ISMQC 2010 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2010 Sep 52010 Sep 9

Publication series

Name10th International Symposium on Measurement and Quality Control 2010, ISMQC 2010

Other

Other10th International Symposium on Measurement and Quality Control 2010, ISMQC 2010
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period10/9/510/9/9

Keywords

  • Metal plating
  • Nano deposition
  • Nano fabrication
  • Nanopipette probe
  • Scanning probe microscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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