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Probes for multidimensional nanospectroscopic imaging and methods of fabrication thereof

United States Patent

March 17, 2015
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This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to probes for multidimensional nanospectroscopic imaging. In one aspect, a method includes providing a transparent tip comprising a dielectric material. A four-sided pyramidal-shaped structure is formed at an apex of the transparent tip using a focused ion beam. Metal layers are deposited over two opposing sides of the four-sided pyramidal-shaped structure.
Weber-Bargioni; Alexander (Albany, CA), Cabrini; Stefano (Albany, CA), Bao; Wei (Albany, CA), Melli; Mauro (Albany, CA), Yablonovitch; Eli (Oakland, CA), Schuck; Peter J. (Oakland, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
14/ 033,070
September 20, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.