A new soft-lithography approach for direct silane nanopatterning, known as gas-transfer lithography, is presented and tested. Chemically active two-dimensional replicas of carbon nanotubes are attained (see image). Amplitude modulation atomic force microscopy reveals silane patterns with distinctive dimensions and chemical composition.
- soft lithography
- silane nanopatterns
De La Rica, R., Baldi, A., Mendoza, E., San Paulo, A., Llobera, A., & Fernandez-Sanchez, C. (2008). Silane nanopatterns via gas-phase soft lithography. Small, 4(8), 1076-1079. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200701038