Authors: W. Thompson, J. Notte, L. Scipioni, M. Ananth, L. Stern, S. Sijbrandij, C. Sanford
Affilation: Carl Zeiss SMT, United States
Pages: 25 - 28
Keywords: helium ion microscopy, sub-nanometer image resolution, graphene, soft materials collagen fibers
The helium ion microscope routinely obtains sub-nanometer resolution on uncoated soft materials with a high signal to damage ratio. In addition to its high resolution imaging capability, the microscope has been successful at sub-nanometer film thickness determination, the patterning of 5 nm free standing graphene wires and the ion induced deposition of a 30nm, 6 micron high, free standing tungsten pillar. We will discuss the microscope and these various recent applications.