Atom manipulation on an insulating surface at room temperature

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2014
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en
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7
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NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, Volume 5
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Atomic manipulation enables us to fabricate a unique structure at the atomic scale. So far, many atomic manipulations have been reported on conductive surfaces, mainly at low temperature with scanning tunnelling microscopy, but atomic manipulation on an insulator at room temperature is still a long-standing challenge. Here we present a systematic atomic manipulation on an insulating surface by advanced atomic force microscopy, enabling construction of complex patterns such as a ‘Swiss cross’ of substitutional bromine ions in the sodium chloride surface.
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AFM, Manipulation
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Kawai , S , Foster , A S , Federici Canova , F , Onodera , H , Kitamura , S & Meyer , E 2014 , ' Atom manipulation on an insulating surface at room temperature ' , Nature Communications , vol. 5 , 4403 , pp. 1-7 . https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5403