Nano-Structuring by Molecular Self-Assembly

Caterina Minelli, Nicolas Blondiaux, Myriam Losson, Martha Liley, Sylvia Jeney, Christian Hinderling, Raphaël Pugin, Derk Joester, François Diederich, Julius Vancso, Mark Hempenius, Harry Heinzelmann*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In contrast to conventional lithography techniques which will soon hit their limits in terms of feature size and fabrication cost, recent years have seen considerable progress in the development of self-assembling nano-structured surfaces. In the work reported here, surface structures on the submicron scale have been created from polymer, copolymer, nanoparticle, and dendrimer building blocks by employing phenomena such as self-assembly, self-organization and non-equilibrium processes. This low-cost approach is expected to result in a new generation of surfaces with novel physical and chemical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-650
Number of pages5
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2003


  • Dendrimer
  • Nanoparticle
  • Nanostructures
  • Polymer
  • Self-Assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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