A graphite nanoeraser

Ze Liu, Peter Bøggild, Jia-rui Yang, Yao Cheng, Francois Grey, Yi-lun Liu, Li Wang, Quan-shui Zheng

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    We present here a method for cleaning intermediate-size (up to 50 nm) contamination from highly oriented pyrolytic graphite and graphene. Electron-beam-induced deposition of carbonaceous material on graphene and graphite surfaces inside a scanning electron microscope, which is difficult to remove by conventional techniques, can be removed by direct mechanical wiping using a graphite nanoeraser, thus drastically reducing the amount of contamination. We discuss potential applications of this cleaning procedure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Issue number26
    Pages (from-to)265706
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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