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The coupling of atmospheric pressure ionization (API) sources like electrospray ionization (ESI) to vacuum based applications like mass spectrometry (MS) or ion beam deposition (IBD) is done by differential pumping, starting with a capillary or pinhole inlet. Because of its low ion transfer efficiency the inlet represents a major bottleneck for these(More)
Self-assembly of nanoparticles (NPs) into tailored structures is a promising strategy for the production and design of materials with new functions. In this work, 2D arrays of iron oxide NPs with interparticle distances tuned by grafting fatty acids and dendritic molecules at the NPs surface have been obtained over large areas with high density using the(More)
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of organic molecules are of exceptional technological importance since they represent a convenient, flexible, and simple system for tuning the chemical and physical properties of surfaces. The fine control of surface properties is directly dependent on the structure of mixed SAMs which is difficult to characterize at the(More)
We present a simple and versatile patterning procedure for the reliable and reproducible fabrication of high aspect ratio (10(4)) electrical interconnects that have separation distances down to 20 nm and lengths of several hundreds of microns. The process uses standard optical lithography techniques and allows parallel processing of many junctions, making(More)
The physical and chemical properties of macromolecules like proteins are strongly dependent on their conformation. The degrees of freedom of their chemical bonds generate a huge conformational space, of which, however, only a small fraction is accessible in thermal equilibrium. Here we show that soft-landing electrospray ion beam deposition (ES-IBD) of(More)
A co-tunneling charge-transfer process dominates the electrical properties of a nanometer-sized "slice" in a nanoparticle network, which results in universal scaling of the conductance with temperature and bias voltage, as well as enhanced spintronics properties. By designing two large (10 μm) electrodes with short (60 nm) separation, access is obtained to(More)
Assemblies of magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) are intensively studied due to their high potential applications in spintronic, magnetic and magneto-electronic. The fine control over NP density, interdistance, and spatial arrangement onto substrates is of key importance to govern the magnetic properties through dipolar interactions. In this study, magnetic iron(More)
We report on the fabrication of oriented anisotropic metal nanoparticle thin films made by Grazing Incidence Spraying (GIS) and on the anisotropic plasmonic properties of the resulting thin films. Gold nanorods of two different aspect ratios and silver nanowires were self-assembled as a uniaxially aligned monolayer with the GIS approach. In particular, we(More)