Production of sharp gold tips with high surface quality

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Eisele M, Krüger M, Schenk M, Ziegler A, Hommelhoff P
Journal: Review of Scientific Instruments
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 82
Pages range: 026101
ISSN: 0034-6748
eISSN: 1089-7623


We present a simple method to produce sharp gold tips with excellent surface quality based on electrochemical etching with potassium chloride. Radii of curvature lie in the range of 20-40 nm and the surface roughness is measured to less than 0.8 nm. The tips are well suited for field emission, field ion microscopy, and likely for tip-enhanced Raman scattering as well as tip-enhanced near-field imaging. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Hommelhoff, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik
Krüger, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik

External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) / Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie / Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

How to cite

Eisele, M., Krüger, M., Schenk, M., Ziegler, A., & Hommelhoff, P. (2011). Production of sharp gold tips with high surface quality. Review of Scientific Instruments, 82, 026101.

Eisele, Max, et al. "Production of sharp gold tips with high surface quality." Review of Scientific Instruments 82 (2011): 026101.


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