Departmental Papers (MSE)

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Journal Article

Date of this Version

March 2005


Ferroelectric nanolithography is a new approach to processing nanostructures, which can position multiple components made of various materials into predefined configurations. Local polarization in ferroelectric compounds is manipulated to control the surface electronic structure and direct attachment of molecules and particles. Here, the presence of optically excited electron-hole pairs on ferroelectric domains is confirmed, and reaction paths for photo reduction of several reactive metal particles are determined. Subsequent and simultaneous deposition of multiple metals is demonstrated, and the magnetic properties of Co based particles are confirmed.


Copyright Materials Research Society. Reprinted from Journal of Materials Research, Volume 20, Issue 3, March 2005, pages 712-718.
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Date Posted: 22 November 2005

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