Liquid-Mediated three-dimensional scanning probe nanosculpting

Tiansheng Gan, Xuechang Zhou, Chunfeng Ma, Xuqing Liu, Zhuang Xie, Guangzhao Zhang, Zijian Zheng

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Abstract

3D functional polymer brushes are fabricated by liquid-mediated scanning probe nanosculpting (LSPN). Surface-tethered functional polymer brushes, which are immersed in their good solvent, are mechanically cleaved away from the substrate by the AFM tip at high forces, and immediately imaged in situ with the same AFM tip at low applied forces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2851-2856
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume9
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2013

Keywords

  • 3D structures
  • nanomachining
  • polymer brushes
  • scanning probe lithography
  • SI-ATRP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology

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