Gold nano-islands deposited on an insulating substrate (SiO2) have been electrically charged using a non contact atomic force microscope (NC-AFM). Charge injection is performed by field emission from the tip to the nano-island or reversely. The simulation of this charging mechanism shows that the injected charge is controllable at the single electron level.
Bulent BARIS, Mohanad ALCHAAR, Janak PRASAD, Se?bastien GAUTHIER, Erik DUJARDIN, and David MARTROU "Controlling the electric charge of gold nanoplatelets on an insulator by field emission nc-AFM" (editors-pick), Applied Physics Letters, 112, 113101 (2018)
David MARTROU, CEMES (CNRS)
dmartrou at cemes.fr