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April 23rd, 2010

Nanocartography – in 3D!

Nanoscale patterning is becoming pretty sophisticated these days. Increasing adaptation of tools such as atomic force microscopes means that we are reaching the stage of being able to control surface patterns and thus functionality down to a single-nanometer level, setting the stage for nanoscale circuits and devices to make their entrance. Still, there are one or two problems that need to be ironed out with existing scanning probe patterning techniques, for example wear on the tip, which can limit the throughput of patterning (and you need a lot of throughput to deposit nanoscale circuits on just one square millimeter of substrate) and precise control of depth in 3D patterns.


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