Platinum Nanorods on Silicon

The image shows an array of freestanding Pt nanorods on silicon fabricated by electron beam induced deposition from the gas phase. The individual rods reveal a base diameter of about 80 nm and a hight of 1 µm. The wavy appearance was actually an artifact but too nice to be ignored. Image was post-colorized by Margit Wallner (FELMI).


Courtesy of Harald Plank


Image Details

Instrument used: Nova Family

Magnification: 50,000

Horizontal Field Width: 5.12 µm

Vacuum: 8x10^-6 mbar

Voltage: 5 keV

Spot: 98 pA

Working Distance: 5.2 mm

Detector: TLD


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Taken on April 1, 2010