Interconnection of specific nano-objects by electron beam lithography - A controllable method

A. Della Torre, P. P. Pompa, L. L.del Mercato, R. Chiuri, R. Krahne, G. Maruccio, L. Carbone, L. Manna, R. Cingolani, R. Rinaldi, S. Shiv Shankar, M. Sastry

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We report a widely applicable and highly controlled approach, based on electron beam lithography (EBL), to interconnect single nano-objects, previously immobilized onto solid surfaces, and to investigate the transport properties at the level of single nanostructures. In particular, a three-step EBL-procedure was used for this purpose by patterning two planar contacts on the sides of an individual nano-object. To demonstrate this approach, we use two different kinds of active elements: a semiconductor nanocrystal (tetrapod) and a thin triangular gold nanoprism (NT).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Electron beam lithography
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nanotechnology

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