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Atomic Pinhole Camera: Nanoscale Engineering of Novel Functional Nanostructures

PhD defence, Friday 31 January 2020, María Guadalupe del Rocío Herrera Salazar.

2020.01.31 | Mie Meulengracht Christensen

Maria Guadalupe del Rocio Herrera Salazar

During her studies, María researched and developed a novel fabrication route for nanostructures fabrication by hole-mask colloidal lithography (HMCL). She created an atomic version of a pinhole by HMCL, and which angled evaporation is not required for complex nanostructures fabrication, using a structured intersection mask with a target shape in the micrometer scale to obtain replicas of a pattern on a nanometer scale, showing an experimental reduction factor superior to 10 000. Supplementary experiments were carried out using electron beam lithography to avoid the limited surface area at the bottom of etched holes in hole-masks, confirming the successful implementation of atomic pinhole cameras. Besides, she presents the fabrication of two functional plasmonic nanostructures by traditional HMCL.

The successful development and implementation of a novel fabrication route open new opportunities for research and increase the potential applicability of HMCL. Different types of plasmonic nanostructures can be fabricated over large areas for improvements in the plasmonic field, and others.  

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday 31 January 2020 at 10.15
Place: Building 1534, room 125, Auditorium F, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of PhD thesis: Nanoscale Engineering of Novel Functional Nanostructures
Contact information: María Guadalupe del Rocío Herrera Salazar, e-mail: mgdelrhs@inano.au.dk

Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Alexandre Dmitriev, Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Associate Professor Rafael J. Taboryski, DTU Nanolab - National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization, Technical University of Denmark
Associate Professor Victoria Birkedal, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University (chair)
Main supervisor:
Professor Duncan S. Sutherland, iNANO, Aarhus University

The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.

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