Nanostructures enabled by On-Wire Lithography (OWL)

Adam B. Braunschweig, Abrin L. Schmucker, Wei David Wei, Chad A. Mirkin*

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Nanostructures fabricated by a novel technique, termed On-Wire Lithography (OWL), can be combined with organic and biological molecules to create systems with emergent and highly functional properties. OWL is a template-based, electrochemical process for forming gapped cylindrical structures on a solid support, with feature sizes (both gap and segment length) that can be controlled on the sub-100 nm length scale. Structures prepared by this method have provided valuable insight into the plasmonic properties of noble metal nanomaterials and have formed the basis for novel molecular electronic, encoding, and biological detection devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Feb 12 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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