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In this work, we investigate the ability to control Si nanoparticles (NPs) spatially arranged in a hexagonal network of 20 nm wide nanovolumes at controlled depth within SiO 2 thin films. To achieve this goal an unconventional lithographic technique was implemented based on a bottom-up approach, that is fully compatible with the existing semiconductor technology. The method combines ultra-low energy ion beam synthesis with nanostructured block-copolymer thin films that are self-assembled on the SiO 2 substrates to form a nanoporous template with hexagonally packed pores. A systematic analytical investigation using time of flight-secondary ion mass spectroscopy and low-loss energy filtered transmission electron microscopy demonstrates that by adjusting few fabrication parameters, it is possible to narrow the size distribution of the NPs and to control the number of NPs per nanovolume. Experimental results …
IOP Publishing
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2017

Celia Castro, Gérard BenAssayag, Béatrice Pecassou, Andrea Andreozzi, Gabriele Seguini, Michele Perego, Sylvie Schamm-Chardon

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Volume: 28 Issue: 1 Pages: 014001