Layer-by-Layer Assembly of a Metallomesogen by Dip-Pen Nanolithography
journal contributionposted on 19.02.2016 by Boya Radha, Guoliang Liu, Daniel J. Eichelsdoerfer, Giridhar U. Kulkarni, Chad A. Mirkin
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Palladium alkanethiolates are introduced here as a novel liquid ink for dip-pen nanolithography (DPN). These structures exhibit the unusual characteristic of layer-by-layer assembly, allowing one to deposit a desired number of metal ions on a surface, which can subsequently be reduced via thermolysis to form active catalytic structures. Such structures have been used to generate contiguous metallic or conducting polymer nanoscale architectures by electroless deposition.