Biomimetic crystallization nanolithography: simultaneous nanopatterning and crystallization

Roberto De La Rica, Kristina Fabijanic, Antoni Baldi, Hiroshi Matsui

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The write stuff: The title method (BCN) is demonstrated for the simultaneous fabrication and patterning of oxide semiconductors at room temperature. BCN involves the production of relatively stable amorphous inks of ZnO, which are nanopatterned with the tip of an atomic force microscope as a pen, which also induces crystallization (see picture). The semiconducting nanostructures could be applied in nanoelectronics and nanooptics applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1447–1450
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number8
Early online date19 Jan 2010
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2010


  • biomineralization
  • crystal growth
  • nanotechnology
  • scanning probe microscopy
  • zinc

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