Scanning Probe Contact Printing Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper reports a scanning probe contact printing (SP-CP) method for generating submicron patterns. It uses a novel scanning probe with an integrated elastomeric tip to transfer chemical materials onto a substrate. The SP-CP method combines the advantages of microcontact printing and dip-pen nanolithography to generate monolayer features chemisorbed on a gold surface. Arbitrary, connected features such as lines or blocks can be formed by connecting multiple dots, analogous to dot-matrix printing. We discuss the design and fabrication of the novel probes for SP-CP and how they can be used to generate sub-500-nm dots and lines of 1-octadecanethiol on a gold surface.

published proceedings

  • Langmuir

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, X., Ryu, K. S., Bullen, D. A., Zou, J., Zhang, H., Mirkin, C. A., & Liu, C.

citation count

  • 70

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Xuefeng||Ryu, Kee S||Bullen, David A||Zou, Jun||Zhang, Hua||Mirkin, Chad A||Liu, Chang

publication date

  • October 2003