This work was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research and the Advanced Research Projects Agency. This work made use of MRSEC Shared Facilities supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number DMR-9400396. YX would like to thank Dr. Yuanchang Lu and Dr. Stephen Shepard for their assistance in using these instruments, Dr. Hans Biebuyck for helpful discussions, and Carl Weisbecker for his assistance in using AFM.
Reduction in the size of features of patterned SAMs generated by microcontact printing with mechanical compression of the stamp†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1995 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 7, Issue 5, pages 471–473, May 1995
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Xia, Y. and Whitesides, G. M. (1995), Reduction in the size of features of patterned SAMs generated by microcontact printing with mechanical compression of the stamp. Adv. Mater., 7: 471–473. doi: 10.1002/adma.19950070513
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 2 MAR 1995
- Manuscript Received: 23 NOV 1994
Sub-micron size features can now be produced using the microcontact printing technique. The elastomeric stamp used to produce the features in self-assembled monolayers (see figure) is mechanically compressed both one- and two-dimensionally, resulting in a reduction of the size of the features by up to a factor of almost ten (e.g. 2.5 μm) while retaining the spatial regularities in the pattern.