27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Nanostructuring diamond surfaces using highly charged ions

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track A - Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science


Mr Thuto Makgato (non member)


The nanostructuring of diamond and graphite surfaces using highly charged ions is studied. Results are presented in terms of changes in morphology and local electronic states observed using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning and tunnelling microscopy (STM) respectively. Energy dependence of defect formation coupled with the use of advanced nanostructuring facilities such as the electron beam ion trap (EBIT) allow the rare opportunity of fabricating scalable solid state quantum information devices and other devices that have been structured on the nanoscale.

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Mr Thuto Makgato (non member)

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