Table 1

Comparison of the contact of a diamond tip on various silicon crystal planes
Sample Si(100) Si(110) Si(111)
Contact area A (nm2) 8.86 × 103 7.61 × 103 7.17 × 103
Pressed volume V (nm3) 2.49 × 104 1.83 × 104 1.63 × 104

The tip radius (R) is 500 nm, and the normal load (Fn) is 50 μN.

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Yu and Qian Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:137   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-137

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