The HS-AFM can create and modify nanostructures through a range of techniques, including local oxidation nanolithography, nanoscribing and local heating. Simultaneous high-speed imaging enables close monitoring of the fabrication process, minimising rework.

University of Bristol Interface Analysis Centre Logo being written to generate a silicon oxide mask on silicon.


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