Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: The Evolution of Dip-Pen Nanolithography (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1/2004)
Dip-Pen Nanolithography makes possible rapid patterning of surfaces on the nanometer scale. The cover picture clearly shows the principles of this technique: the deposition of dye molecules from an atomic force microscopy tip onto a substrate. Feymans 1960 dictum on miniturization, shown in nanometer-sized type in the background, is proving to be once again applicable. C. A. Mirkin et al. summarize in their Review on page 30 ff. the current status of dip-pen lithography and predict possible future developments.