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PRINTING AT NANOMETER SCALE. 

NANOLITHOGRAPHY 

 

FluidFM® technology takes AFM based nanolithography to new levels. Etching, writing and printing structures at the nanometer scale with AFM has never been more powerful. Our unique FluidFM probes make it easy for you to carry out lithography experiments; be it in liquid or in ambient air environment. Extend your experimental freedom with FluidFM nanolithography.

 

 

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REINVENTING AFM BASED NANOLITHOGRAPHY. 
Fluorescent nanoparticles lines printed in liquid on a microscope slide. Courtesy of Grüter R.R., ETH Zurich.

Precise

fL FLOW CONTROL

Fast

UNLIMITED INK RESERVOIR

Versatile

LIQUID & AIR ENVIRONMENT

vast

CHOICE OF INKS

PRINTED LINES.
AFM image of a nanoscale shape.

Innovative Technology.

Thanks to FluidFM technology you are no longer limited to ambient air environments for your AFM based lithography applications. The closed microfluidic system inside FluidFM probes extends this technique to work even on completely immersed samples. At the same time you can take advantage of virtually limitless choice of suitable inking solutions. The technology ensures full control over mission critical parameters such as dispensing volumes, mechanical interactions and spatial positioning with respect to your sample. Create complex patterns at the nanoscale like never before.

Pressure Based Deposition.

A simple process with full control. Once in contact with the target surface, deposition of ink solution is achieved via a sophisticated, pressure based microfluidics control system. Simultaneous tuning of the contact force and spatial coordinates of the FluidFM probe enables the generation of complex patterns with nanometer precision; both in air and liquid.

NANOSCALE PRECISION. 
The distances between the lines can be manually adjusted. Courtesy of Grüter R. R., ETH Zurich.

wRITING AS SMALL AS A FEW NANOMETERS?

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

2013. R.R. Grüter, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli.
FluidFM as a lithography tool in liquid: spatially controlled deposition of fluorescent nanoparticles.  
Nanoscale, 5(3), 1097 — 104, doi:10.1039/c2nr33214k


2014. H. Dermutz, R.R. Grüter, A.M. Truong, L. Demkó, J. Vörös & T. Zambelli
Local polymer replacement for neuron patterning and in situ neurite guidance. 
Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 30(23), 7037 — 46. doi:10.1021/la5012692

 

Add-on for afm


Find out more about the add-on for AFM which is used for nanolithography 
  

 

Probes


Learn more about the probes that are used t
o write and etch at nanometer scale  

 

Factsheet


Download the factsheet for nanolithography
  

 

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