Capillary force lithography: The versatility of this facile approach in developing nanoscale applications

Dominic Ho, J. Zou, B. Zdyrko, Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer, I.A. Luzinov

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Abstract

© The Royal Society of Chemistry. Since its inception as a simple, low cost alternative to more complicated lithographic techniques such as electron-beam and dip-pen lithography, capillary force lithography (CFL) has developed into a versatile tool to form sub-100 nm patterns. Utilizing the concept of a polymer melt, structures and devices generated by the technique have been used in applications varying from surfaces regulating cell growth to gas sensing. In this review, we discuss various CFL methodologies which have evolved, their application in both biological and non-biological research, and finally a brief outlook in areas of research where CFL is destined to make an enormous impact in the near future. This journal is
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-414
Number of pages14
JournalNanoscale
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2015

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