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Open Access Nano-Structuring by Molecular Self-Assembly

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In contrast to conventional lithography techniques which will soon hit their limits in terms of feature size and fabrication cost, recent years have seen considerable progress in the development of self-assembling nano-structured surfaces. In the work reported here, surface structures on the submicron scale have been created from polymer, copolymer, nanoparticle, and dendrimer building blocks by employing phenomena such as self-assembly, self-organization and non-equilibrium processes. This low-cost approach is expected to result in a new generation of surfaces with novel physical and chemical properties.

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Keywords: DENDRIMER; NANOPARTICLE; NANOSTRUCTURES; POLYMER; SELF-ASSEMBLY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-10-01

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