Topographically flat, chemically patterned PDMS stamps made by dip-pen nanolithography

Zijian Zheng, Jae Won Jang, Gengfeng Zheng, Chad A. Mirkin

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(Figure Presented) DPN benefits mCP: The intrinsic drawbacks in conventional microcontact printing, that is, roof collapse and lateral ink diffusion, were addressed by using topographically flat, chemically patterned PDMS stamps made by dip-pen nanolithography. The chemically patterned flat stamps were used for contact printing of various inks including thiols, proteins and hydrophilic dyes. The as-made features can reach sub-100 nm resolution and a very low filling factor KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9951-9954
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Dip-pen nanolithography
  • Microcontact printing
  • Nanofabrication
  • Silanes
  • Surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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