In this paper we report on the microstructural characterization of Pt nanostructures fabricated by electron beam-induced deposition in a dual beam system and subsequently annealed in furnace. The as-deposited natiostructures are made of a mixture of nanocrystalline Pt and amorphous carbon. We show by transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy that the annealing in presence of oxygen at 550 degrees C for 30 min is able to remove the amorphous carbon from the nanostructure, leaving polycrystalline Pt grains. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
TEM study of annealed Pt nanostructures grown by electron beam induced deposition / Frabboni, Stefano; G. C., Gazzadi; A., Spessot. - In: PHYSICA E-LOW-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS & NANOSTRUCTURES. - ISSN 1386-9477. - STAMPA. - 37:(2007), pp. 265-269. [10.1016/j.physe.2006.06.018]