Self-assembly of ink molecules in dip-pen nanolithography: A diffusion model

J. Jang, S. Hong, G. C. Schatz, M. A. Ratner

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The self-assembly of ink molecules in dip-pen nanolithography (DPN) was theoretically studied for the first time. The dynamics of the self-assembly was modeled as a two dimensional random walk on a square lattice. Varying the magnitudes of deposition rate and tip scan speed relative to the diffusion time scale of ink molecules, the patterns generated by DPN were determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2721-2729
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 8 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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