Nanoskiving: A New Method to Produce Arrays of Nanostructures
Entry by Pichet Adstamongkonkul, AP 225, Fall 2011
Title: Nanoskiving: A New Method to Produce Arrays of Nanostructures
Authors: Q. Xu, R. M. Rioux, M. D. Dickey, G. M. Whitesides
Journal: Accounts of chemical research, December 2008, Vol. 41, No. 12
Nanoskiving is a novel fabrication technique which combines the deposition of thin films on a master substrate, with sectioning using ultramicrotome. By this technique, one can create a pre-defined, freestanding nanostructures on nonplanar surfaces, which is challenging for the conventional top-down techniques, such as photolithography and e-beam lithography, with the limitations of cost, availability, and material constraints.