Nanoparticles and Nanopores Induced by High-energy Electron Irradiation

N Jiang, S Dong, JCH Spence
2009 Microscopy and Microanalysis  
Nanoparticles and nanopores inside materials have a wide range of applications. There are various methods available to precipitate nanoparticles and to produce nanopores inside materials, such as thermal annealing and deposition. Here we will focus on using high-energy electron-beam irradiation in a transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The main advantage of this method is that the precipitation can be confined within a desired area, and thus it allows direct-write lithography. Two examples
more » ... phy. Two examples will be discussed in this paper: one is the precipitation of Na nanoparticles in femtosecond (fs) laser pulses pre-irradiated soda-lime silicate glass, and the other is the formation of nanopores in MgO by high-energy electron beams.
doi:10.1017/s1431927609099462 fatcat:x2etg4fdrnhjnjii5yuy4phscy