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NANO ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING OF GOLD THIN FILMS WITH A MODIFIED SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE

dc.contributor.advisorGomez, Romel Den_US
dc.contributor.authorGolub, Marcia A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-03T14:45:15Z
dc.date.available2005-08-03T14:45:15Z
dc.date.issued2005-05-03en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2545
dc.description.abstractThis Master's thesis presents the development of an instrument and a technique to locally ablate solid surfaces using a scanning tunneling microscope and an electrostatic discharge processes. The design and construction of the scanning tunneling microscope inside the scanning electron microscope along with the designs of the control electronics are reported. Several methods of surface modification are investigated, namely mechanical contact and near-surface discharge in air and vacuum. Images of gold and graphite surfaces in air and vacuum, and feature formation using electrostatic discharge in air and vacuum are discussed. Analysis of the relationship between energy of the discharge and feature's size is presented, along with a discussion of the geometrical characteristics of the features.en_US
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dc.titleNANO ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINING OF GOLD THIN FILMS WITH A MODIFIED SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Electronics and Electricalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNanoEDMen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSTMen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEDMen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSEMen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsurface ablationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcratersen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmoundsen_US


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