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Nanowires – sidewall morphology

STM (scanning tunneling microscope) + SEM (scanning electron microscope) +MountainsMap® SPM software + Colocalization module

Input Data

  • STM topography (x, y, z) and SEM image of Si nanowire.
  • Results

  • Overlay of SEM image on topography shows saw-tooth faceted sidewall of the Si nanowire.
  • Small Au clusters (barely seen on the SEM image and well resolved in STM) are predominantly found on the downward facets of the sidewall.
  • MountainsMap® tools used

  • Colocalization of microscope images and surface topography with overlays at selected transparency levels – using Colocalization module.

  • Images courtesy of IEMN, Lille, France

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