Directed electroless growth of metal nanostructures on patterned self-assembled monolayers
The directed placement of Cu nanostructures on surfaces has been studied using a combination of scanning probe lithography and electroless metal deposition onto nanopatterned SAMs of 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid (16-MHA) on Au. In situ studies using nanoscale molecular gradients reveal how controlling the areal density of the 16-MHA molecules dictates the nucleation and growth of the metal nanostructures. The influence of controlling pattern line spacing and tip path on pattern feature fidelity is also discussed. © 2007 American Chemical Society.
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Garno, J., Zangmeister, C., & Batteas, J. (2007). Directed electroless growth of metal nanostructures on patterned self-assembled monolayers. Langmuir, 23 (14), 7874-7879. https://doi.org/10.1021/la070015b