Development of a laser-focused ion beam combination machinea) Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 02B702 (2010); 10.1063/1.3258427Three-dimensional and multimaterial microfabrication using focused-ion-beam chemical-vapor deposition and its application to processing nerve electrodes
Three-dimensional nanostructures on a glass capillary have a number of useful applications such as manipulators and sensors in the various microstructures. This time, we have demonstrated the fabrication of a nozzle nanostructure on a glass capillary for a bio injector by 30 keV Ga þ focused-ion-beam assisted deposition with a precursor of phenanthrene vapor and etching. It has been demonstrated that nozzle nanostructures with various shapes and sizes have been successfully fabricated. An inner tip diameter of 30 nm on a glass capillary and a tip shape with an inclined angle have been realized.
Three-dimensional diamond-like carbon (DLC) mold fabricated by focused-ion-beam chemical vapor deposition (FIB-CVD) using a precursor of phenanthrene has been applied to a nanoimprint process. Various 3D nanostructure DLC molds have been delineated by FIB-CVD using a computer-controlled pattern generator which is a commercially available pattern generator for electron beam lithography. Then, the molds were imprinted into hydrogen silsequioxane (HSQ) as a material replicated at room temperature. It was confirmed that the 3D mold, after nanoimprint lithography (NIL), kept its original shape, and 3D mold structures were successfully imprinted into HSQ. These results reveal that the 3D mold fabricated by FIB-CVD can be applied to NIL.
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