Special Issue "Lithography with polymer stamp techniques"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 January 2019)
Dr. Michael Hirtz
Surface functionalization with polymer stamps has come a long way, from implementation in microcontact printing enabling large area surface patterning in the microscale by hand, to current scanning probe techniques, such as in polymer pen lithography in highly-controlled nanoscale precise setups. Additionally, polymers play important roles as substrates in structuring methods, such as micro- and nanoimprint lithography.
This very diverse field of techniques found wide adoption in many applications, ranging from surface functionalization for biological experiments over biomedical applications, e.g., in patterning of microfluidic chips, to applications in device functionalization and printable electronics.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect a number of research and review papers that can depict the state-of-the-art in the various types of lithography methods involving polymer stamps, probes or substrates. Especially, the demonstration of inventive applications of such techniques in the life sciences for biological or biomedical purposes, as well as in printable electronics for results not easily addressable with standard lithographic methods, are welcome contributions. We hope to enable a stimulating exchange on this focus topic and are looking forward to receiving your interesting and insightful manuscripts.
Dr. Michael Hirtz
Prof. Harald Fuchs
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Polymer Stamp Lithography,
- Polymer Pen Lithography,
- Scanning Probe Lithography,
- Nanoimprint Lithography,
- Surface Functionalization,
- Device Functionalization,
- Printable Electronics