Tip-Based Nanofabrication

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Ampere A. Tseng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Urszula Gasser, Martin Sigrist, Simon Gustavsson, Klaus Ensslin, Thomas Ihn
    Pages 91-127
  3. Tian Tian, Zorabel M. LeJeune, Wilson K. Serem, Jing-Jiang Yu, Jayne C. Garno
    Pages 167-205
  4. Debin Wang, Vamsi K. Kodali, Jennifer E. Curtis, Elisa Riedo
    Pages 265-297
  5. Andres La Rosa, Mingdi Yan
    Pages 299-324
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 445-466

About this book


Tip-Based Nanofabrication: Fundamentals and Applications discusses the development of cantilevered nanotips  and how they evolved from scanning probe microscopy and are able to manipulate  environments at nanoscale on substrates generating different nanoscale patterns  and structures. Also covered are the advantages of ultra-high resolution  capability, how to use tip based nanofabrication technology as a tool in the manufacturing of nanoscale structures, single-probe tip technologies, multiple-probe tipmethodology, 3-D modeling and fabrication, and the latest in instrument development. Nanofabrication is critical to the realization of potential benefits in the field of electronics, bioengineering and material science. One enabling  technology in nanofabrication is Tip-Based Nanofabrication, which makes use of  functionalized micro-cantilevers with nanoscale tips. In addition to these areas of coverage, this book also:

  • Discusses the advantages of using tip based  nanofabrication including its ultra-high resolution capability, ease of use, and low instrument cost
  • Demonstrates how to use tip based nanofabrication as a tool in the  manufacturing of nanoscale structure, and for inducing controlled patterns on a  surface with nanometer scale precision
  • Covers the latest in throughput enhancement methodology including using multi-probes, high scanning speeds, and tip-based stamps
  • Presents  recent advances in several tip-induced processes, including thermochemical nanolithography, electric-field-assisted nanolithography, electrochemical nanomachining, nanografting, and dip pen nanolithography

Tip-Based Nanofabrication: Fundamentals and Applications is an ideal volume for researchers and engineers working at the forefront of nanotechnology.


cantilever-tip design dip-pen nanolithography nanofabrication nanoimprinting optical microscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ampere A. Tseng
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical &, Aerospace EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9898-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9899-6
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