Benchtop nanoscale patterning experiments

Yelizaveta Babayan, Viswanathan Meenakshi, Teri W. Odom*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter describes several nanopatterning experiments based on soft lithographic techniques such as replica molding, molding in capillaries, and contact printing and etching. The experiments take advantage of readily available commercial products: compact discs (CDs), glass slides, and optically transparent polymers such as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and polyurethane (PU). Because these experiments are inexpensive and do not require specialized instrumentation, they can be incorporated into both advanced high school and undergraduate curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology in Undergraduate Education
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780841269682
StatePublished - Dec 20 2009

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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