Directed electroless growth of metal nanostructures on patterned self-assembled monolayers. Academic Article uri icon


  • The directed placement of Cu nanostructures on surfaces has been studied using a combination of scanning probe lithography and electroless metal deposition onto nanopatterned SAMs of 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid (16-MHA) on Au. In situ studies using nanoscale molecular gradients reveal how controlling the areal density of the 16-MHA molecules dictates the nucleation and growth of the metal nanostructures. The influence of controlling pattern line spacing and tip path on pattern feature fidelity is also discussed.

published proceedings

  • Langmuir

author list (cited authors)

  • Garno, J. C., Zangmeister, C. D., & Batteas, J. D.

citation count

  • 43

complete list of authors

  • Garno, Jayne C||Zangmeister, Christopher D||Batteas, James D

publication date

  • July 2007