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3. Controllability and reproducibility of the technique The described “controlled field assisted etching method” above can be applied to any tip crystal orientation as well as to polycrystalline wires, unlike other methods previously explored, which are limited to single Nov. 12, 2010 16:53 9in x 6in Scanning Probe Microscopy Nanotip Technology for Scanning Probe Microscopy b1061-ch01 27 crystals, mostly W(111). This special advantage is attributed to the fact that nitrogen adsorbs strongly on most of the low index W facets with different rates as long as the electric field on these sites is below the nitrogen ionization value.
Then, the tip is left in a base vacuum around 1 × 10−7 Pa for one night. Subsequently, an increased negative bias is applied to the tip, which leading to the diffusion of adsorbed residual gases from the tip shank onto the apex. 51 The preferred crystal structure is (111) tungsten. As the nanotip is formed from residual gases, neither the tip apex structure nor the material is known. 6. Mechanisms of Nitrogen Adsorption on Metal Surfaces Researchers have been studying the adsorption of nitrogen on metal surfaces particularly tungsten ones) for several decades,65−77 using various surface characterization methods, like thermal desorption, work function measurements by contact potential and Kelvin probe, low energy electron diffraction (LEED), electron energy loss of fine structure (EELFS), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Nov.
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