Several techniques for the direct printing of functional materials have been developed to fabricate micro- and nanoscale structures and devices. We report a new direct patterning method, liquid-bridge-mediated nanotransfer moulding, for the formation of two- or three-dimensional structures with feature sizes as small as tens of nanometres over large areas up to 4 inches across. Liquid-bridge-mediated nanotransfer moulding is based on the direct transfer of various materials from a mould to a substrate through a liquid bridge between them. We demonstrate its usefulness by fabricating nanowire field-effect transistors and arrays of pentacene thin-film transistors.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (2009-0092807; 2010-0019125; 2009-0086302), the Seoul R&BD programme (ST090839), the IT R&D program of MKE/KEIT (10030559) and the Korea Research Foundation (KRF-2007-313-C00383).
The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Hwang, J., Cho, S., Dang, J. et al. Direct nanoprinting by liquid-bridge-mediated nanotransfer moulding. Nature Nanotech 5, 742–748 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2010.175
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