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Title: Atomistic manipulation of reversible oxidation and reduction in Ag with an electron beam

Abstract

Employing electrons for direct control of a nanoscale reaction is highly desirable since it enables fabrication of nanostructures with different properties at atomic resolution and with flexibility of dimensions and location. Here, applying in situ transmission electron microscopy, we show the reversible oxidation and reduction kinetics in Ag, well controlled by changing the dose rate of the electron beam. Aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy observation reveals that O atoms are preferably inserted and extracted along the {111} close-packed planes of Ag, leading to the nucleation and decomposition of nanoscale Ag 2O islands on the Ag substrate. By controlling the electron beam size and dose rate, we demonstrated the fabrication of an array of 3 nm Ag 2O nanodots in an Ag matrix. Our results open a new pathway to manipulate an atomistic reaction with an electron beam towards the precise fabrication of nanostructures for device applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Wuhan Univ., Wuhan (China)
  2. Wuhan Univ., Wuhan (China)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. Wuhan Univ., Wuhan (China); Central South Univ., Changsha (China)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1572691
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nanoscale
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 2040-3364
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; in situ transmission electron microscopy; metal-semiconductor heterostructures; nanofabrication; oxidation

Citation Formats

Sheng, Huaping, Zheng, He, Jia, Shuangfeng, Chan, Maria K. Y., Rajh, Tijana, Wang, Jianbo, and Wen, Jianguo. Atomistic manipulation of reversible oxidation and reduction in Ag with an electron beam. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/c8nr09525f.
Sheng, Huaping, Zheng, He, Jia, Shuangfeng, Chan, Maria K. Y., Rajh, Tijana, Wang, Jianbo, & Wen, Jianguo. Atomistic manipulation of reversible oxidation and reduction in Ag with an electron beam. United States. doi:10.1039/c8nr09525f.
Sheng, Huaping, Zheng, He, Jia, Shuangfeng, Chan, Maria K. Y., Rajh, Tijana, Wang, Jianbo, and Wen, Jianguo. Mon . "Atomistic manipulation of reversible oxidation and reduction in Ag with an electron beam". United States. doi:10.1039/c8nr09525f.
@article{osti_1572691,
title = {Atomistic manipulation of reversible oxidation and reduction in Ag with an electron beam},
author = {Sheng, Huaping and Zheng, He and Jia, Shuangfeng and Chan, Maria K. Y. and Rajh, Tijana and Wang, Jianbo and Wen, Jianguo},
abstractNote = {Employing electrons for direct control of a nanoscale reaction is highly desirable since it enables fabrication of nanostructures with different properties at atomic resolution and with flexibility of dimensions and location. Here, applying in situ transmission electron microscopy, we show the reversible oxidation and reduction kinetics in Ag, well controlled by changing the dose rate of the electron beam. Aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy observation reveals that O atoms are preferably inserted and extracted along the {111} close-packed planes of Ag, leading to the nucleation and decomposition of nanoscale Ag2O islands on the Ag substrate. By controlling the electron beam size and dose rate, we demonstrated the fabrication of an array of 3 nm Ag2O nanodots in an Ag matrix. Our results open a new pathway to manipulate an atomistic reaction with an electron beam towards the precise fabrication of nanostructures for device applications.},
doi = {10.1039/c8nr09525f},
journal = {Nanoscale},
number = 22,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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