Gas phase nanoparticle integration

Chad R. Barry, Uwe Kortshagen, Heiko O. Jacobs

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We report on two gas phase nanoparticle integration processes to assemble nanomaterials onto desired areas on a substrate. We expect these processes to work with any material that can be charged. The processes offer self-aligned integration and could be applied to any nanomaterial device requiring site specific assembly. The Coulomb force process directs the assembly of nanoparticles onto charged surface areas with sub-100 nm resolution. The charging is accomplished using flexible nanostructured electrodes. Gas phase assembly systems are used to direct and monitor the assembly of nanoparticles onto the charge patterns with a lateral resolution of 50 nm. The second concept makes use of fringing fields. The fringing fields directed the assembly of nanoparticles into openings. The fringing fields can be confined to sub 50 nm sized areas and exceed 1 MV/m, acting as nanolenses. Gas phase assembly systems have been used to deposit silicon, germanium, metallic, and organic nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings - Printing Methods for Electronic, Photonics and Biomaterials
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605604367
StatePublished - 2007
EventPrinting Methods for Electronic, Photonics and Biomaterials - 2007 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2007Apr 13 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


OtherPrinting Methods for Electronic, Photonics and Biomaterials - 2007 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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