Research


7. Project: Chemistry for ELectron-Induced NAnofabrication (CELINA)
                Cost Action CM1301: European Cooperation in Science and Technology
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Description: Working Group 3 - Application of novel precursors in the FEBID process
            


Previous Research Work


6. Project: Crystal structure Preserving Electron-Beam Etching for Ge-Nanodevices
                The Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Description: The project has two objectives: i) understanding & optimizing the electron beam induced etch process of germanium semiconductors and ii) develop Ge-based semiconductor devices


5. Project: Electron Beam Induced Processing (EBIP) of nanostructures.
               ENHANCE, Marie Curie Initial Training Network
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Description:  The method of focused electron beam induced processing (FEBIP) provides a direct and flexible approach to nanofabrication. Deposition and etching processes are promoted through the decomposition of reactive gas molecules adsorbed on the substrate via the electron beam. This method is used for circuit repair, mask modification, 3D-NEMS nanostructures. Etching processes locally promoted by e-beam permit to modify nanostructures, such as nanowires, which lead to a controlled alteration of their properties.

Apart from that received advanced training on Focused Electron Beam Induced Processing (FEBIP), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Atomic/Magnetic Force Microscope (AFM/MFM), Electron Beam Lithography, Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX),
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) etc.

4. Project: Characterizing and Simulating Advanced devices towards high efficiency 10nm MOSFETS

3. Project: Investigation of Different Techniques for Nanoparticles Bridging

Description: Nanostructures, defined by the electron beam lithography, were immersed in thiols modified gold nanoparticles solution. Nanogaps of different sizes were created using Focused Ion Beam. Then, Atomic Force Microscope was used to move a nanoparticle into a specific gap.


2. Project: Electron interferometer investigation for coherent electron transport in organic molecules.

Description: Nano-ring (Aharonov-Bohm) was chosen as a probe for coherent transport. Samples were fabricated using electron beam lithography. Photolithography procedure performed at MESA+ cleanroom. Later AB oscillations with reproducible AB period have been observed with the help of sensitive measurement electronics and a cryogenic (HELIOX) setup.


1. Project:Pattering Metal Oxides with Self-Assembled Monolayer and Nanoparticles using Microcontact Printing and Nanoimprint Lithography
 
Description: Patterned metal oxide self-assembled monolayer's (SAM) and Iron Platinum (FePt) nanoparticles using Microcontact printing and Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL). The effect of printing time on SAM and diffusion was investigated.