Direct nanoprinting by liquid-bridge-mediated nanotransfer moulding

Jae K. Hwang, Sangho Cho, Jeong M. Dang, Eun B. Kwak, Keunkyu Song, Jooho Moon, Myung M. Sung

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Several techniques for the direct printing of functional materials have been developed to fabricate micro-and nanoscale structures and devices. We report a new direct patterning method, liquid-bridge-mediated nanotransfer moulding, for the formation of two-or three-dimensional structures with feature sizes as small as tens of nanometres over large areas up to 4 inches across. Liquid-bridge-mediated nanotransfer moulding is based on the direct transfer of various materials from a mould to a substrate through a liquid bridge between them. We demonstrate its usefulness by fabricating nanowire field-effect transistors and arrays of pentacene thin-film transistors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-748
Number of pages7
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (2009-0092807; 2010-0019125; 2009-0086302), the Seoul R&BD programme (ST090839), the IT R&D program of MKE/KEIT (10030559) and the Korea Research Foundation (KRF-2007-313-C00383).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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