Au "ink" for AFM "dip-pen" nanolithography

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Scanning probe lithography is a rapidly growing research field, in which atomic force microscope based "dip-pen" nanolithography (DPN) is a simple new technique for creating chemically distinct nanostructures on surfaces in a "direct-write" fashion. Previous works demonstrate the transport of alkanethiols to a gold substrate, resulting in the formation of patterned self-assembled monolayers. Here, we show that surface-induced reduction of metal ions combined with DPN can be used to create metallic nanostructures on Si surfaces. Au nanostructures with sub-100-nm resolution can be created routinely, showing that the DPN technique is a general method for nanofabrication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maynor, BW; Li, Y; Liu, J

Published Date

  • May 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2575 - 2578

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-7463

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/la001755m

Citation Source

  • Scopus