Layer-by-layer assembly of a metallomesogen by dip-pen nanolithography

Boya Radha, Guoliang Liu, Daniel J. Eichelsdoerfer, Giridhar U. Kulkarni, Chad A Mirkin*

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Palladium alkanethiolates are introduced here as a novel liquid ink for dip-pen nanolithography (DPN). These structures exhibit the unusual characteristic of layer-by-layer assembly, allowing one to deposit a desired number of metal ions on a surface, which can subsequently be reduced via thermolysis to form active catalytic structures. Such structures have been used to generate contiguous metallic or conducting polymer nanoscale architectures by electroless deposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2602-2609
Number of pages8
JournalACS Nano
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 26 2013


  • dip-pen nanolithography
  • lamellar assembly
  • metal alkanethiolate
  • molecular printing
  • scanning probe lithography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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