Local analysis of semiconductor nanoobjects by scanning tunneling atomic force microscopy

Natalia A. Lashkova, Nikita V. Permiakov, Alexander I. Maximov, Yulia M. Spivak, Vyacheslav A. Moshnikov
2015 St Petersburg Polytechnical University Journal Physics and Mathematics  
The features of the current-voltage (I-V) measurements in local regions of semiconductor nanostructures by conductive atomic force microscopy (AFM) are discussed. The standard procedure of I-V measurements in conductive AFM leads not infrequently to the thermomechanical stresses in the sample and, as a consequence, nonreproducibility and unreliability of measurements. The technique of obtaining reproducible current-voltage characteristics is proposed. According to the technique, a series of
more » ... urements of the selected scanning area in the mode of conducting AFM should be taken, each at the certain value of the potential. According to a series of scans I-V curve at a particular point (for any point of the scan) was plotted. The program is realized in the LabVIEW software. The proposed method extends the capabilities of scanning probe microscopy in the diagnosis of nanostructured semiconductor materials.
doi:10.1016/j.spjpm.2015.03.014 fatcat:rm3ue5anybecfdjtrx4575nw6q