Origin of the difference in the resistivity of as-grown focused-ion- and focused-electron-beam-induced Pt nanodeposits

De Teresa, J.M., Cordoba, R., Fernandez-Pacheco, A. , Montero, O., Strichovanec, P. and Ibarra, M.R. (2009) Origin of the difference in the resistivity of as-grown focused-ion- and focused-electron-beam-induced Pt nanodeposits. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2009, 936863. (doi: 10.1155/2009/936863)

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We study the origin of the strong difference in the resistivity of focused-electron- and focused-Ga-ion-beam-induced deposition (FEBID and FIBID, resp.) of Pt performed in a dual beam equipment using as the precursor gas. We have performed in-situ and ex-situ resistance measurements in both types of nanodeposits, finding that the resistivity of Pt by FEBID is typically four orders of magnitude higher than Pt by FIBID. In the case of Pt by FEBID, the current-versus-voltage dependence is nonlinear and the resistance-versus-temperature behavior is strongly semiconducting, whereas Pt by FIBID shows linear current-versus-voltage dependence and only slight temperature dependence. The microstructure, as investigated by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, consists in all cases of Pt single crystals with size about 3 nm embedded in an amorphous carbonaceous matrix. Due to the semiconducting character of the carbon matrix, which is the main component of the deposit, we propose that the transport results can be mapped onto those obtained in semiconducting materials with different degrees of doping. The different transport properties of Pt by FEBID and FIBID are attributed to the higher doping level in the case of FIBID, as given by composition measurements obtained with energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fernandez-Pacheco, Dr Amalio
Authors: De Teresa, J.M., Cordoba, R., Fernandez-Pacheco, A., Montero, O., Strichovanec, P., and Ibarra, M.R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Journal of Nanomaterials
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Nanomaterials 2990:936863
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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