Direct-writing of three-dimensional structures using laser-based processes Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractThree-dimensional structures of selected materials can be written directly to the precise locations required using laser exposure of suitable gaseous precursor mixtures. Writing speeds exceeding 50 m/s can be achieved. Examples presented in this work include the creation of a tiny time-of-flight laser ionization mass spectrometer, laserdriven movable micro-objects, and an ac electric-field microcage for storage, handling, and transferring small neutral objects in aqueous solution. The impact for lasercontrolled site-selective growth of carbon nanotube cables is demonstrated.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Stuke, M., Mueller, K., Mueller, T., Williams, K., Oliver, R., Ohlberg, D., Fuhr, G., & Williams, R. S.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Stuke, M||Mueller, K||Mueller, T||Williams, K||Oliver, R||Ohlberg, DAA||Fuhr, G||Williams, RS

publication date

  • January 2007