Matthias Geissler

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We are developing a high-resolution printing technique based on transferring a pattern from an elastomeric stamp to a solid substrate by conformal contact. This is an attempt to enhance the accuracy of classical printing to a precision comparable with optical lithography, creating a low-cost, large-area, high-resolution patterning process. First, we(More)
Edge-spreading lithography (ESL) has been extended to fabricate gold structures with different geometries and feature sizes on silicon substrates. In the present variant of ESL, we used photoresist structures patterned on a thin film of gold to transport alkanethiol molecules from an elastomeric stamp to the gold surface where they formed a self-assembled(More)
The acceleration of ions from ultrathin foils has been investigated by using 250 TW, subpicosecond laser pulses, focused to intensities of up to 3 × 10(20) W cm(-2). The ion spectra show the appearance of narrow-band features for protons and carbon ions peaked at higher energies (in the 5-10 MeV/nucleon range) and with significantly higher flux than(More)
Microcontact printing alkanethiols from an inked, microstructured stamp onto Au or Cu results in the formation of a self-assembled monolayer, which can locally protect the substrate from wet etching. This lithographic technique resembles a negative-type of lithography but can be inverted to the positive process. This is done by printing a type of oligothiol(More)
Platinum nanowires of approximately 100 nm in length and approximately 5 nm in diameter have been synthesized by reducing H(2)PtCl(6) with ethylene glycol in the presence of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) and a trace amount of Fe(3+) or Fe(2+). The wires were generated at the final stage of the synthesis, which involved the formation of several intermediate(More)
We present a general expression for the maximum ion energy observed in experiments with thin foils irradiated by high-intensity laser pulses. The analytical model is based on a radially confined surface charge set up by laser accelerated electrons on the target rear side. The only input parameters are the properties of the laser pulse and the target(More)
A new form of edge lithography, edge spreading lithography (ESL), has been demonstrated and applied to the formation of coinage metal rings. In this process, alkanethiols are delivered from a flat PDMS stamp to the surface of a metal film through a two-dimensional array of spherical silica colloids. The thiols further spread on the metal surface, forming(More)
This paper describes the patterning of DNA arrays on plastic surfaces using an elastomeric, two-dimensional microcapillary system (muCS). Fluidic structures were realized through hot-embossing lithography using Versaflex CL30. Like elastomers based on poly(dimethylsiloxane), this thermoplastic block copolymer is able to seal a surface in a reversible(More)
Highly collimated, quasimonoenergetic multi-MeV electron bunches were generated by the interaction of tightly focused, 80-fs laser pulses in a high-pressure gas jet. These monoenergetic bunches are characteristic of wakefield acceleration in the highly nonlinear wave breaking regime, which was previously thought to be accessible only by much shorter laser(More)
We report on an electron accelerator based on few-cycle (8 fs full width at half maximum) laser pulses, with only 40 mJ energy per pulse, which constitutes a previously unexplored parameter range in laser-driven electron acceleration. The produced electron spectra are monoenergetic in the tens-of-MeV range and virtually free of low-energy electrons with(More)