Microcontact insertion printing

Author

Thomas J. Mullen, Charan Srinivasan, J. Nathan Hohman, Susan D. Gillmor, Mitchell J. Shuster, Mark W. Horn, Anne M. Andrews, and Paul S. Weiss

Journal

applied physics letters

Publication Date

02/09/2007

Abstract

The authors describe a chemical patterning technique, “microcontact insertion printing,” that utilizes conventional microcontact printing to pattern isolated molecules diluted within a preexisting self-assembled monolayer. By modifying the preexisting monolayer quality, the stamping duration, and/or the concentration of the patterned molecule, they can influence the extent of molecular exchange and precisely control the molecular composition of patterned self-assembled monolayers. This simple methodology can be used to fabricate complex patterns via multiple stamping steps and has applications ranging from bioselective surfaces to molecular-scale electronic components.

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