Noncontact scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy imaging of TiO 2 (110) surfaces

Nobuhiro Kin, Yasuo Cho

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The authors simultaneously observed the typical topography and local electric dipole moment distribution of Ti atoms on a TiO2 (110) 1×1 structure using noncontact scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy (NC-SNDM). The upward polarization observed in polarization distribution images implies that the topography determined from the higher-order nonlinear dielectric constant signals is that of Ti4+. They also have examined the difference between the images formed by NC-SNDM and scanning tunneling microscopy. To acquire atomic resolution images using NC-SNDM, it was found that higher annealing temperatures were required.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B:Nanotechnology and Microelectronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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