Creation of nanostructures with poly(methyl methacrylate)-mediated nanotransfer printing

Liying Jiao, Ben Fan, Xiaojun Xian, Zhongyun Wu, Jin Zhang, Zhongfan Liu

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We demonstrate here a PMMA-mediated nanotransfer printing technique for reliably transferring nanoscale building blocks and sequentially building purpose-directed nanostructures. The utilization of PMMA film as a mediator introduced several features to this transfer approach, such as high efficiency, fidelity, universality, controllability, and multilevel transferability. Various nanostructures, such as an SWNTs-on-SAM structure, high-density crossbar array of SWNTs, a hybrid n-ZnO nanowire/p-SWNT cross-junction, a gold nanostructure-SAM-gold sandwich structure, a zigzag array of SWNTs, and gold nanobowl array were generated with this transfer approach. A metallic-semiconducting SWNT cross circuit was built to demonstrate its potential application in fabricating nanoelectronic devices. This technique paves the way to generate various structures with homo- or heterogeneous nanoscale building blocks, which facilitates exploring their fundamental properties and building novel devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12612-12613
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 24 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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