Cryogenic cleavage used in gold substrate production

Mazurkiewicz, Jakub, Mearns, Freya J., Losic, Dusan, Weeks, Laura, Waclawik, Eric R., Rogers, Craig T., Shapter, Joseph G., & Gooding, J. Justin (2002) Cryogenic cleavage used in gold substrate production. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 20(6), pp. 2265-2270.

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An improved method for the production of ultralarge flat and patterned gold surfaces for use in scanning probe studies using a procedure based on epitaxial gold growth on mica is described. The approach is superior in terms of simplicity and reliability without any loss of substrate quality. The gold surface is glued onto an aluminum stub with two part ceramic or polyester glue. The mica is removed by immersing the sample in liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen causes differential contraction of the mica and gold resulting in clean separation to leave large atomically flat planes or patterned features.

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ID Code: 10705
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1116/1.1518968
ISSN: 0734-211X
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 American Vacuum Society
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:54

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