Liquid meniscus condensation in dip-pen nanolithography

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The condensation of a liquid meniscus between a curved tip and a completely wetting substrate was studied in the context of dip-pen nanolithography (DPN). Using the Monte Carlo simulations of a two-dimensional lattice gas model the onset and the broadening of menisci by tips with a range of curvatures was studied. The tip-liquid interaction was characterized in terms of the wettability of the tip, and both wetting and drying tips were considered to mimic the various ink molecule-water interactions possible in DPN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3875-3886
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2002


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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