Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 841–848 | Cite as

Creation of nanostructures on nickel thin films by STM

  • V Srinivas
  • M V H Rao
  • B K Mathur
  • K L Chopra


A scanning tunneling microscope (STM) has been used to create nanostructures on nickel thin films. A systematic procedure for the creation of such structures has been developed. Various possible mechanisms involved in such creations have been discussed. Based on our observations, a field-induced suction of the plastically deformed surface has been proposed.


Nickel thin film nanostructures STM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V Srinivas
    • 1
  • M V H Rao
    • 1
  • B K Mathur
    • 1
  • K L Chopra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and MeteorologyIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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