INT | Scanning Probe Lithography

Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) and Related Techniques


The Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) Group at the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) focuses on the advancement and application of dip-pen nanolithography and related techniques like polymer pen lithography (PPL) for the site-specific chemical and bio-chemical modification of surfaces and devices.

Porous Stamp SCS
Self-inking Stamps:

"Scanner‐Based Capillary Stamping" by Hou et al. in Adv. Funct. Mater. 30 (2020) 2001531

MPC Copolymer Structure
L-DPN Substrates:

"Enhanced Stability of Lipid Structures by Dip-Pen Nanolithography on Block-Type MPC Copolymer" by Liu et al. in Molecules 25 (2020) 2768

Slippery Surfaces:

"How Does Chemistry Influence Liquid Wettability on Liquid Infused Porous Surface?" by Maji et al. in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 (2020) 14531-14541

Microstructured and PPL Printed Surface
Microstructured Surfaces:

"Synergies between Surface Microstructuring and Molecular Nanopatterning for Controlling Cell Populations on Polymeric Biointerfaces" by Díaz Lantada et al. in Polymers 12 (2020) 655

CTC Capture in Microfluidic Chip
Microfluidic Chips:

"Evaluation of Microfluidic Ceiling Designs for the Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells on a Microarray Platform" by Liu et al. in Adv. Biosys. 4 (2020) 1900162