Plow and ridge nanofabrication

Wooyoung Shim, Keith A. Brown, Xiaozhu Zhou, Boris Rasin, Xing Liao, Abrin L. Schmucker, Chad A. Mirkin

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Traditionally, scanning probe lithography tools are limited in resolution by the radius of curvature of the tip used. Herein, an approach is described for patterning the ridge of piled-up polymer that naturally occurs when a scanning probe is pressed against a soft surface. The use of this phenomenon to transfer patterns to hard materials with 20 nm resolution is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3058-3062
Number of pages5
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sept 23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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