DNA-directed printing of self-assembled nanoparticle microarrays

Y. H. Zheng, U. Bach

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A Gutenberg-style nanoprinting technique that exploits electrostatic nanoparticle self-assembly and DNA-mediated replication of lithographic microstructures was developed. Printing of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) from lithographic micropatterns (stamps) was successfully shown. The original micropatterns of the stamps were well replicated. The efficiency of the nanoparticle transfer was dependent on the pressure applied to the stamp and capture substrate during the printing process. High AuNP loading and high transfer yields were observed in this work. This new pattern replication technique offers an opportunity to produce functional devices with complex nanostructures at low cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
Subtitle of host publicationBoston, MA, United States; 13-16 June 2011
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventNanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech) 2011 - Boston, United States of America
Duration: 13 Jun 201116 Jun 2011


ConferenceNanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech) 2011
Abbreviated titleNanotech 2011
CountryUnited States of America
OtherNanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011


  • DNA
  • Electrostatic self-assembly
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Gutenberg-style printing
  • Patterns

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