1st Edition

Scanning Probe Lithography Fundamentals, Materials, and Applications

    144 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The most complete book available on scanning probe lithography (SPL), this work details the modalities, mechanisms, and current technologies, applications, and materials on which SPL can be performed. It provides a comprehensive overview of this simple and cost-effective technique, which does not require clean room conditions and can be performed in any lab or industry facility to achieve high-resolution and high-quality patterns on a wide range of materials: biological, semiconducting, polymers, and 2D materials.

    • Introduces historical background of SPL, including evolution of the technique and tools

    • Explains the mechanism of sample modification/manipulation, types of AFM tips, technical parts of the experimental setup, and materials on which the technique can be applied

    • Shows the different types of devices and structures fabricated by SPL, together with the processing steps

    • Contains a complete and state-of-the art package of examples and different approaches, performed by different international research groups

    • Summarizes strengths, limitations, and potential of SPL

    This book is aimed at advanced students, technicians, and researchers in materials science, microelectronics, and others working with lithographic techniques and fabrication processes.

    1. Historical Background and Positioning in the Lithography Roadmap. 2. Basic Concepts and Modalities. 3. Mechanical Scanning Probe Lithography. 4. Dip Pen Nanolithography. 5. Field Emission Scanning Probe Lithography. 6. Oxidation Scanning Probe Lithography. 7. Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography. 8. Lithography Using an Scanning Tunneling Microscope. 9.  High Throughput Strategies.


    Dr. Yu Kyoung Ryu is a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Sistemas Optoelectrónicos y Microtecnología (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). She received a Physics degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and PhD from Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM, CSIC), under the supervision of Prof. Ricardo Garcia. She did a postdoctoral stay at IBM Research Zurich in the group of Dr. Armin Knoll (2016–2017) and a postdoctoral stay at ICMM (CSIC) in the group of Dr. Andrés Castellanos-Gomez (2019–2020). She has published 21 peer-reviewed articles in international journals (including ACS Nano, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, 2D Materials) and 3 book chapters.

    Prof. Javier Martinez Rodrigo is Vice Principal of the Instituto de Sistemas Optoelectrónicos y Microtecnología (ISOM) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and coordinator of the ICTS Clean Rooms network for Micro and Nanofabrication MICRONANOFABs (www.micronanofabs.org). He achieved the PhD degree in Physics in 2002 and also an Electronic Engineering degree from Universidad de Valladolid. He worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA) in 2003 and later he was appointed as CSIC researcher at the Madrid Institute of Microelectronics, where his main topic was the fabrication of devices and the development of high-throughput strategies based on oxidation scanning probe lithography. In 2011 he became I3 Professor at UPM. His research interest is focused in the development of nanoelectronic devices fabricated with graphene or other 2D materials for energy applications. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in international journals (including Nature Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters) and 1 book chapter. He holds 2 patents.