Plow and ridge nanofabrication

Wooyoung Shim, Keith A. Brown, Xiaozhu Zhou, Boris Rasin, Xing Liao, Abrin L. Schmucker, Chad A. Mirkin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Traditionally, scanning probe lithography tools are limited in resolution by the radius of curvature of the tip used. Herein, an approach is described for patterning the ridge of piled-up polymer that naturally occurs when a scanning probe is pressed against a soft surface. The use of this phenomenon to transfer patterns to hard materials with 20 nm resolution is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3058-3062
Number of pages5
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 23 2013


  • atomic force microscopy
  • nanofabrication
  • nanolithography
  • polymers
  • scanning probe microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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