Scanning Probe Lithography for Biomaterials and Bioelectronics
Our research is aimed at the advancement and application of Scanning Probe Lithography (SPL) methods, in particular Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) and related methods like e.g. Polymer Pen Lithography (PPL) and Microchannel Cantilever Spotting (µCS).
These SPL methods are versatile tools, combining many advantages of electron beam lithography, inkjet printing and microcontact printing in relation to resolution, integration and throughput. These methods are of particular interest when working with sensitive biological materials, since they work at mild process parameters and need no lift off processes (with the associated solvents or etching processes). Furthermore, the methods allows for "multiplexing", i.e. the parallel application of different inks within a pattern. Learn more about specific implementations and applications on our reseach page or browse our publications.
"High-precision tabletop microplotter for flexible on-demand material deposition in printed electronics and device functionalization" by Hussain et al. in Rev. Sci. Instrum. 92 (2021) 125104more
"Direct-Write Patterning of Biomimetic Lipid Membranes In Situ with FluidFM" by Berganza et al. in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 13 (2021) 50774–50784more
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"Rapid Capture of Cancer Extracellular Vesicles by Lipid Patch Microarrays" by Hui et al. in Adv. Mater. 33 (2021) 2008493more
"High-Resolution Capillary Printing of Eutectic Gallium Alloys for Printed Electronics" by Hussain et al. in Adv. Mater. Technol. 6 (2021) 2100650more
"Multiplexed phospholipid membrane platform for curvature sensitive protein screening" by Berganza et al. in Nanoscale 13 (2021) 12642-12650more