High-resolution, large-area, serial fabrication of 3D polymer brush structures by parallel dip-pen nanodisplacement lithography

Xuechang Zhou, Zhilu Liu, Zhuang Xie, Xuqing Liu, Zijian Zheng

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Parallel dip-pen nanodisplacement lithography (p-DNL) is used for high resolution, serial fabrication of 3D structures of polymer brushes over millimeter length scales. With p-DNL, 2D initiator templates consisting of arrays of nanolines and nanodots with rationally designed lateral spacings are fabricated in parallel via a locally tip-induced nanodisplacement process, from which highly defined 3D polymer structures are grown via surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3568-3572
Number of pages5
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2012


  • parallelization
  • polymer brushes
  • scanning probe lithography
  • three dimensional structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine(all)

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