Direct-writing of polymer nanostructures: poly(thiophene) nanowires on semiconducting and insulating surfaces.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A new technique for direct-writing of polymer nanostructures on insulating and semiconducting surfaces based on Electrochemical Dip-Pen Nanolithography (E-DPN) is described. The technique is based on electrochemical polymerization of monomers directly underneath the AFM tip. Sub-50 nm poly-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene lines can be easily created. Such capability to direct-write and pattern polymeric materials with interesting electronic and electrooptical properties at the nanoscale creates a number of opportunities since a large variety of monomers are available.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maynor, BW; Filocamo, SF; Grinstaff, MW; Liu, J

Published Date

  • January 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 522 - 523

PubMed ID

  • 11804474

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-7863

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ja017365j


  • eng