Nanoskiving: A New Method to Produce Arrays of Nanostructures

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Entry by Pichet Adstamongkonkul, AP 225, Fall 2011

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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

Summary

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.