Probe Stations - papers published by Janis customers

Customer Publications

In September 2012, Janis Research sponsored a webinar discussing how probe stations are versatile tools for materials and device characterization.  We were fortunate enough to receive great feedback on how our customers are using their probe stations and the webinar shares some of that information with the audience.  Click here for some of the probe station webinar slides.

While we couldn't include all of the papers in the webinar, we are grateful for the information and list them all below.  Janis customers used their micro-manipulated probe stations in a variety of applications such as MOSFETS - Conventional Transistor, Organic Electronics, Quantum Dots, Solar Cells, MEMS - Square Plate Resonators, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, Graphene Oxide, Superconducting Photon Detectors, Thermal Electric Measurements Seebeck Effect, and Metal Insulator Semiconductor Systems. We hope you find this information helpful as you discover how versatile a probe station can be in your research.

  • Y. Xu and J. E.-Y. Lee, "Evidence on the impact of T-shaped tether variations on Q factor of bulk-mode square-plate resonator," in Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE NEMS 2012), Kyoto, Japan, 5-8 Mar 2012, pp. 463-468.
  • Richard Southwick III*, J. Reed*, C. Buu*, H. Bui*, R. Butler*, G. Bersuker, and W.B. Knowlton, “Temperature (5.6-300K) Dependence Comparison of Carrier Transport Mechanisms in HfO2/SiO2 and SiO2 MOS Gate Stacks,” paper presentation at the 2008 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop, (October 12-16, 2008), p.48-54. Invited to submit an extended version of this paper to IEEE Transactions on Materials and Device Reliability.
  • Adam Bergren, Kenneth Harris, Fengjun Deng, and R. L. McCreery, “Molecular Electronics using Diazonium-Derived Adlayers on Carbon with Cu Top Contacts: Critical Analysis of Metal Oxides and Filaments”, J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 2008, 20, 374117. (invited)
  • Jianyong Ouyang, Chih-Wei Chu, Charles R. Szmanda, Liping Ma, Yang Yang, “Programmable polymer thin film and non-volatile memory device,“ Nature Materials, 3, 12, December (2004)
  • Ankita Prakash, Jianyong Ouyang, Jen-Lien Lin, Yang Yang, “Polymer memory device based on conjugated polymer and gold nanoparticles,” Journal of Applied Physics, 100, 054309 (2006)
  • Erik M. Roeling, Wijnand Chr. Germs, Barry Smalbrugge, Erik Jan Geluk, Tjibbe de Vries, René A. J. Janssen & Martijn Kemerink, “Organic electronic ratchets doing work,” Nature Materials, 10, 51–55 (2011) doi:10.1038/nmat2922
  • SeongHo Jeong, Sang Ho Song, Kushagra Nagaich, Stephen A. Campbell, Eray S. Aydil, “An analysis of temperature dependent current–voltage characteristics of Cu2O–ZnO heterojunction solar cells,” Thin Solid Films, Thin Solid Films 519, 6613-6619 (2011).
  • M.-H. Bae, Z.-Y. Ong, D. Estrada, E. Pop, "Imaging, Simulation, and Electrostatic Control of Power Dissipation in Graphene Devices," Nano Letters 10, 4787, (2010). Selected as cover article of Nano Letters, December 2010
  • Ross McIntosh, Messai A. Mamo, Brice Jamieson, Saibal Roy and Somnath Bhattacharyya, “Improved electronic and magnetic properties of reduced graphene oxide films,” 2012 EPL 97 38001,  Ross McIntosh and Somnath Bhattacharyya, “The Kondo effect in reduced graphene oxide films,” Phys. Status Solidi RRL 6, No. 2, 56-58 (2012) / DOI 10.1002/pssr.201105493.
  • Midolo et al., arxiv:1207.2980 (2012)
  • Kurtis S. Leschkies, Moon Sung Kang, Eray S. Aydil and David J. Norris, “Influence of Atmospheric Gases on the Electrical Properties of PbSe Quantum-Dot Films,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114 (21), pp 9988–9996
  • Svensson J, Sourab AA, Tarakanov Y, Lee DS, Park SJ, Baek SJ, Park YW, Campbell EE, “The dependence of the Schottky barrier height on carbon nanotube diameter for Pd-carbon nanotube contacts.;” Nanotechnology. 2009 Apr 29;20(17):175204. and
  • F. Marsili, D. Bitauld, A. Fiore, A. Gaggero, F. Mattioli, R. Leoni, M. Benkahoul, and F. Lévy, “High efficiency NbN nanowire superconducting single photon detectors fabricated on MgO substrates from a low temperature process,” Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3191-3196 (2008)
  • W. Chr. Germs, K. Guo, R. A. J. Janssen, and M. Kemerink, “Unusual Thermoelectric Behavior Indicating a Hopping to Bandlike Transport Transition in Pentacene,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 016601 (2012)  
    [1] P. Manousiadis, S. Gardelis, and A. G. Nassiopoulou, J. Appl. Phys. 109, 083718 (2011).
    [2] S. Gardelis, P. Manousiadis, and A. G. Nassiopoulou, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 6, 227 (2011).
    [3] D. Vellesiotis, A.M. Douvas, P. Dimitrakis, P. Argitis and N. Glezos, Microelectron. Eng. (2012) accepted for publication.
  • Mattias Andersson, Linkoping University, Sweden,
    Organic Electronics 12 (2011) 300–305
    Organic Electronics 9 (2008) 569–574
  • Chris Papadopoulos, University of Victoria, Canada
    C. Papadopoulos, et al. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, May 2010, Volume: 9, Issue: 3, Pages 375-380, "A Direct-Write Approach for Carbon Nanotube Catalyst Deposition"
  • Boon S. Ooi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Jo Shien Ng, Royal Society University Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer Elect, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, D S G Ong, J S Ng, Y L Goh, C H Tan, S Zhang, and J P R David, “InAlAs avalanche photodiode with type-II superlattice absorber for detection beyond 2 micron,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, 58(2), pp. 486-489, Feb 2011. Figure 2.
  • Dr. Nurit Ashkenasy, Department of Materials Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Research interests: bioelectronics
    “We are using the probe station to measure the electronic properties of nanostructures based on peptidic materials. Our system is equipped with 3 conventional probes and one probe that is able of measuring the work function of the samples (a kelvin probe). The instrument allows us to measure the electronic properties in air, vacuum, as function of humidity and as function of the temperature. A monochromator that will be coupled to the system within the next couple of weeks will allow us to measure the photoelectric response of our sample. This system has been used to study structure function relation in fibrils based on a sequence from the b-amyloid protein. Indeed, we were able to show that the conductance depends greatly on both the chemical and morphological structure. We have also observed an exponential dependence on the humidity, the origin of which we are currently investigating.”
  • Jeremie Grisolia, LPCNO INSA-Departement de Pysique, France
  • Prof. D. Tsoukalas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    J.L. Tanner, D. Mousadakos, K. Giannakopoulos, E. Skotadis, and D. Tsoukalas, "High strain sensitivity controlled by the surface density of platinum nanoparticles," Nanotechnology 23 (2012) 285501 (6pp)  
    Nanoparticle film senses strain with high sensitivity,
  • Behraad Bahreyni, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    “We have two vacuum probe stations from Janis that we use for testing Silicon chips as well as packaged devices. The probe stations are hooked up to network analyzers for most applications and are often used to test micromachined resonators.”
    Pictures and results at
  • Bernard Plaçais, Head of the network "Physique Quantique Mésoscopique" (CNRS, GDR-242 6), Head of the Mesoscopic Physics Group, Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain (ENS)
  • Dr W. Favre, Post-doc (CEA-INES, France)
  • Jérémie GRISOLIA, Assistant Professor, Université de Toulouse, INSA-CNRS-UPS, LPCNO, France
    “Extraction of the characteristics of Si nanocrystals by the charge pumping technique”
    R Diaz, J Grisolia, G BenAssayag, S Schamm-Chardon, C Castro, B Pecassou, P Dimitrakis and P Normand. Nanotechnology 23 (2012) 085206.
    “Tunable Conductive Nanoparticle Wire Arrays Fabricated by Convective Self-Assembly on Nonpatterned Substrates” Cosmin Farcau, Helena Moreira, Benoît Viallet, Jérémie Grisolia, and Laurence Ressier* ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (12), pp 7275–7282 (2010)
  • Dr. Ali Gokirmak, Assistant Professor, ECE, University of Connecticut
  • Dr. Seth M. Hubbard, Associate Professor of Physics and Microsystems Engineering, Graduate Faculty Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology, “Thermal and Spectroscopic Characterization of Quantum Dot-Enhanced Solar Cells”

Janis Research thanks all our customers that provided the information above.  We love to hear how you are applying your Janis Research instruments to your research applications.  Please send us any publications with results achieved with Janis systems.


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