One-step patterning of aligned nanowire arrays by programmed dip coating

Jiaxing Huang*, Rong Fan, Stephen Connor, Peidong Yang

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Dip, stick, slip: Dip coating, a widely used industrial process for making thin films, is used to align and position nanowires by means of the stick-slip motion of the solvent meniscus. Nanowire arrays with predefined spacing can be readily "printed" on a large substrate with tunable wire density (see picture), thus providing a facile method for producing nanowire-based devices. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2414-2417
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2007


  • Capillary flow
  • Dewetting
  • Interfaces
  • Nanotechnology
  • Patterning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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