Contact Electrochemical Replication of Electrochemically Printed Monolayer Patterns


  • This research was supported by the Minerva Foundation with funding from the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research and The Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 1109/04). S.H. is grateful to the Minerva Foundation for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Weizmann Institute.


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A monolayer-pattern replication concept is demonstrated based on direct electrochemical transfer of information through nanometric water bridges between two contacting organosilane monolayers self-assembled on silicon wafer surfaces (see figure). These findings bear particular relevance to the advancement of a supramolecular chemical approach to nanofabrication.