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Huang, Y. (author), Pandraud, G. (author), Sarro, P.M. (author)
TiO2 is an interesting and promising material for micro-/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS). For high performance and reliable MEMS/NEMS, optimization of the optical characteristics, mechanical stress, and especially surface smoothness of TiO2 is required. To overcome the roughness issue of the TiO2 films due to crystallization during...
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Seshan, V. (author), Arroyo, C.R. (author), Castellanos-Gomez, A. (author), Prins, F. (author), Perrin, M.L. (author), Janssens, S.D. (author), Haenen, K. (author), Nesládek, M. (author), Sudhölter, E.J.R. (author), De Smet, L.C.P.M. (author), Van der Zant, H.S.J. (author), Dulic, D. (author)
A high-current annealing technique is used to fabricate nanogaps and hybrid diamond/graphite structures in boron-doped nanocrystalline diamond films. Nanometer-sized gaps down to ?1?nm are produced using a feedback-controlled current annealing procedure. The nanogaps are characterized using scanning electron microscopy and electronic transport...
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Wadekar, M.N. (author)
The purpose of this thesis is to design, create and study basic building blocks for the construction of self-assembled nanostructured electrodes and membranes for PEMFC. The research described deals with the synthesis of polymerizable fluorosurfactant (1) and its non-polymerizable analogue (2) and the study of their self-assembly properties....
doctoral thesis 2012
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Ramanandan, G.K.P. (author), Ramakrishnan, G. (author), Planken, P.C.M. (author)
Terahertz (THz) transmission spectroscopy is used to measure the oxidation kinetics of copper thin films evaporated on silicon substrates. The transmission of broadband THz pulses from 1 to 7 THz through the copper film is measured while it gets oxidized at an elevated temperature in ambient air. The change in the transmitted THz electric field...
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Chimento, P.F. (author), Kuzmin, N.V. (author), Bosman, J. (author), Alkemade, P.F.A. (author), 'T Hooft, G.W. (author), Eliel, E.R. (author)
We have experimentally studied the polarization-dependent transmission properties of a nanoslit in a gold film as a function of its width. The slit exhibits strong birefringence and dichroism. We find, surprisingly, that the transmission of the polarization parallel to the slit only disappears when the slit is much narrower than half a...
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Alkemade, P.F.A. (author), Miro, H. (author), Van Veldhoven, E. (author), Maas, D.J. (author), Smith, D.A. (author), Rack, P.D. (author)
The sub-nanometer beam of a helium ion microscope was used to study and optimize helium-ion beam induced deposition of PtC nanopillars with the (CH3)3Pt(CPCH3) precursor. The beam current, beam dwell time, precursor refresh time, and beam focus have been independently varied. Continuous beam exposure resulted in narrow but short pillars, while...
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De Boer, W.D.A.M. (author), Trinh, M.T. (author), Timmerman, D. (author), Schins, J.M. (author), Siebbeles, L.D.A. (author), Greogorkiewicz, T. (author)
We report on investigations of optical generation of carriers in Si nanocrystals embedded in SiO2 matrix by time-resolved induced absorption technique. Results obtained for excitation below and above twice the bandgap energy h???2Eg show very similar decay characteristics (within ?resolution ? 100 fs). When intensity of the signal...
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Van der Sar, T. (author), Hagemeier, J. (author), Pfaff, W. (author), Heeres, E.C. (author), Thon, S.M. (author), Kim, H. (author), Petroff, P.M. (author), Oosterkamp, T.H. (author), Bouwmeester, D. (author), Hanson, R. (author)
Controlling the interaction of a single quantum emitter with its environment is a key challenge in quantum optics. Here, we demonstrate deterministic coupling of single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers to high-quality photonic crystal cavities. We preselect single NV centers and position their 50-nm-sized host nanocrystals into the mode maximum of...
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Alkemade, P.F.A. (author), Chen, P. (author), Van Veldhoven, E. (author), Maas, D. (author)
An analytical model for the growth of nanopillars by helium ion-beam-induced deposition is presented and compared to experimental data. This model describes the competition between pillar growth in vertical and lateral directions. It assumes that vertical growth is induced by incident primary ions and type-1 secondary electrons, whereas lateral...
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Valvo, M. (author)
This PhD thesis focuses on the synthesis of nanostructured materials via an aerosol-assisted route based on electrospraying of liquid precursors. Electrospraying is a powerful technique for the production of nearly-monodispersed, highly-charged droplets. The possibility of tailoring the droplet size, as well as coupling the process to different...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Chen, P. (author)
The direct writing technology known as ion-beam-induced deposition (IBID) has been attracting attention mainly because of its high degree of flexibility of locally prototyping three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures. These high-resolution nanostructures have various research applications. However, no systematic study of the capability of IBID to...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Gromadzki, D. (author)
Nanostructured amphiphilic block copolymers, graft copolymers, polymeric thermally responsive molecular brushes and polymer stars are only few examples of macromolecular architectures accessible either via controlled/living radical polymerization (CLRP) techniques or the combination of CLRP mechanisms with efficient post-polymerization routes...
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Ghaemi, S. (author), Schmidt-Ott, A. (author), Scarano, F. (author)
The potential application of aggregates of nanoparticles for high-speed flow diagnostics is investigated. Aluminum nanoparticles around 10 nm in diameter are produced by spark discharge in argon gas. Through rapid coagulation and oxidation, aggregates of small effective density are formed. They are characterized by microscopy and their...
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Wnuk, J.D. (author), Gorham, J.M. (author), Rosenberg, S.G. (author), Van Dorp, W.F. (author), Madey, T.E. (author), Hagen, C.W. (author), Fairbrother, D.H. (author)
Electron beam induced deposition of organometallic precursors has emerged as an effective and versatile method for creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional metal-containing nanostructures. However, to improve the properties and optimize the chemical composition of nanostructures deposited in this way, the electron stimulated decomposition...
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Verduijn, J. (author), Tettamanzi, G.C. (author), Lansbergen, G.P. (author), Collaert, N. (author), Biesemans, S. (author), Rogge, S. (author)
In this letter, we describe the observation of the interference of conduction paths induced by two donors in a nanoscale silicon transistor, resulting in a Fano resonance. This demonstrates the coherent exchange of electrons between two donors. In addition, the phase difference between the two conduction paths can be tuned by means of a magnetic...
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Castaldo, V. (author), Hagen, C.W. (author), Kruit, P. (author), Van Veldhoven, E. (author), Maas, D. (author)
The determination of the quality of an imaging system is not an easy task for, in general, at least three parameters, strictly interdependent, concur in defining it: resolution, contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio. The definition of resolution itself in scanning microscopy is elusive and the case of scanning ion microscopy is complicated by the...
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Botman, A. (author), Hagen, C.W. (author), Li, J. (author), Thiel, B.L. (author), Dunn, K.A. (author), Mulders, J.J.L. (author), Randolph, S. (author), Toth, M. (author)
The material grown in a scanning electron microscope by electron beam-induced deposition (EBID) using Pt(PF3)4 precursor is shown to be electron beam sensitive. The effects of deposition time and postgrowth electron irradiation on the microstructure and resistivity of the deposits were assessed by transmission electron microscopy, selected area...
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Simonin, L. (author)
The growing interest during the past decades for mobile devices, like laptops, cellular phones, MP3 players, etc., is impressive. moreover, the concerns about climate changes have increased the worldwide interest for electrical and hybrid vehicles and intermittent sustainable energies, like solar and wind energy. These development have...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Schapotschnikow, P. (author), Vlugt, T.J.H. (author)
Self-assembly of capped nanocrystals (NC) attracted a lot of attention over the past decade. Despite progress in manufacturing of NC superstructures, the current understanding of their mechanical and thermodynamic stability is still limited. For further applications, it is crucial to find the origin and the magnitude of the interactions that...
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Bretzel, S. (author), Bauer, G.E.W. (author), Tserkovnyak, Y. (author), Brataas, A. (author)
The Barnett effect refers to the magnetization induced by rotation of a demagnetized ferromagnet. We describe the location and stability of stationary states in rotating nanostructures using the Landau–Lifshitz–Gilbert equation. The conditions for an experimental observation of the Barnett effect in different materials and sample geometries are...
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