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Ink transport modelling in Dip-Pen Nanolithography and Polymer Pen Lithography

Urtizberea, Ainhoa; Hirtz, Michael; Fuchs, Harald

Dip-pen nanolithography (DPN) and Polymer pen lithography (PPL) are powerful lithography techniques being able to pattern a wide range of inks. Transport and surface spreading depend on the ink physicochemical properties, defining its diffusive and fluid character. Structure assembly on surface arises from a balance between the entanglement of the ink itself and the interaction with the substrate. According to the transport characteristics, different models have been proposed. In this article we review the common types of inks employed for patterning, the particular physicochemical characteristics that make them flow following different dynamics as well as the corresponding transport mechanisms and models that describe them.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000068516
DOI: 10.1515/nanofab-2015-0005
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2299-680X
KITopen-ID: 1000068516
HGF-Programm 43.22.03 (POF III, LK 01)
Erschienen in Nanofabrication
Band 2
Heft 1
Seiten 43-53
Schlagworte Dip-pen nanolithography. DPN, Polymer Pen Nanolithography, PPL, ink transport
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