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Title: A study of the topographic and electrical properties ofself-assembled islands of alkylsilanes on mica using a combination ofnon-contact force microscopy techniques

Abstract

We use a combination of non-contact scanning force microscope operation modes to study the changes in topographic and electrostatic properties of self-assembled monolayer islands of alkylsilanes on mica. The combined technique uses simultaneous electrical and mechanical modulation and feedback modes to produce four images that reveal the topography, phase, surface potential and dielectric constant. The results show significant advantages with this combined method. As an example we show that the interaction of water with self-assembled monolayer islands of alkylsilanes produces changes in the surface potential of the system but not in the topography.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Basic EnergySciences
OSTI Identifier:
919928
Report Number(s):
LBNL-59079
R&D Project: 517950; BnR: KC0203010; TRN: US200822%%612
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nanotechnology; Journal Volume: 17; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ELECTROSTATICS; FEEDBACK; MICA; MICROSCOPES; MICROSCOPY; MODULATION; SURFACE POTENTIAL; TOPOGRAPHY; WATER

Citation Formats

Luna, M., Ogletree, D.F., and Salmeron, Miquel. A study of the topographic and electrical properties ofself-assembled islands of alkylsilanes on mica using a combination ofnon-contact force microscopy techniques. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Luna, M., Ogletree, D.F., & Salmeron, Miquel. A study of the topographic and electrical properties ofself-assembled islands of alkylsilanes on mica using a combination ofnon-contact force microscopy techniques. United States.
Luna, M., Ogletree, D.F., and Salmeron, Miquel. Wed . "A study of the topographic and electrical properties ofself-assembled islands of alkylsilanes on mica using a combination ofnon-contact force microscopy techniques". United States. doi:.
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author = {Luna, M. and Ogletree, D.F. and Salmeron, Miquel},
abstractNote = {We use a combination of non-contact scanning force microscope operation modes to study the changes in topographic and electrostatic properties of self-assembled monolayer islands of alkylsilanes on mica. The combined technique uses simultaneous electrical and mechanical modulation and feedback modes to produce four images that reveal the topography, phase, surface potential and dielectric constant. The results show significant advantages with this combined method. As an example we show that the interaction of water with self-assembled monolayer islands of alkylsilanes produces changes in the surface potential of the system but not in the topography.},
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journal = {Nanotechnology},
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volume = 17,
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year = {Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Wed Nov 09 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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