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Highly conductive and pure gold nanostructures grown by electron beam induced deposition

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, September 2016
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Title
Highly conductive and pure gold nanostructures grown by electron beam induced deposition
Published in
Scientific Reports, September 2016
DOI 10.1038/srep34003
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Authors

Mostafa M. Shawrav, Philipp Taus, Heinz D. Wanzenboeck, M. Schinnerl, M. Stöger-Pollach, S. Schwarz, A. Steiger-Thirsfeld, Emmerich Bertagnolli

Abstract

This work introduces an additive direct-write nanofabrication technique for producing extremely conductive gold nanostructures from a commercial metalorganic precursor. Gold content of 91 atomic % (at. %) was achieved by using water as an oxidative enhancer during direct-write deposition. A model was developed based on the deposition rate and the chemical composition, and it explains the surface processes that lead to the increases in gold purity and deposition yield. Co-injection of an oxidative enhancer enabled Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition (FEBID)-a maskless, resistless deposition method for three dimensional (3D) nanostructures-to directly yield pure gold in a single process step, without post-deposition purification. Gold nanowires displayed resistivity down to 8.8 μΩ cm. This is the highest conductivity achieved so far from FEBID and it opens the possibility of applications in nanoelectronics, such as direct-write contacts to nanomaterials. The increased gold deposition yield and the ultralow carbon level will facilitate future applications such as the fabrication of 3D nanostructures in nanoplasmonics and biomolecule immobilization.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 15%
Researcher 2 10%
Unspecified 1 5%
Unknown 11 55%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 4 20%
Physics and Astronomy 3 15%
Unspecified 1 5%
Materials Science 1 5%
Unknown 11 55%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 189. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 January 2017.
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#49,965
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#690
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#3,059
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Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#44
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