Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

May 1992


Published in Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 236. © l992 Materials Research Society. Permission to use.


The scanning tunneling microscope (STM) can be used to selectively deposit material from a gaseous precursor compound. Ultra-small (less than a 100 nm across) spatial dimensions for selective area deposition may be achieved by this means. In this paper we outline a scheme for selecting and designing main group cluster compounds and organometallics for this type of selective area deposition using nido-decaborane(l4) as an example.

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