Dynamic meniscus growth at a scanning probe tip in contact with a gold substrate

Brandon L. Weeks, James J. DeYoreo

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Abstract

Environmental scanning electron microscopy was used to investigate the dynamic meniscus growth at a cantilever in contact with a substrate. The meniscus was observed to take many minutes to reach an equilibrium state. The observed growth rate is similar to initial patterning rates observed from dip-pen nanolithography and suggest that the meniscus growth may be the rate-limiting step in initial pattering rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10231-10233
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume110
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

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