Cantilever-free scanning probe molecular printing

Louise R. Giam*, Chad A Mirkin

*Corresponding author for this work

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25 and 30 years after the invention of AFM and STM, respectively, cantilever-free scanning probe lithography tools such as polymer pen lithography (see picture) mark an important development in the evolution of molecular printing. These simple, robust, and inexpensive approaches allow researchers to create nanoscale and microscale features of various organic and inorganic materials on surfaces in arbitrary patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7482-7485
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
StatePublished - Aug 8 2011


  • cantilever-free methods
  • molecular printing
  • polymer pen lithography
  • scanning probe microscopy
  • surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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