Inkjet deposition of alkanethiolate monolayers and DNA oligonucleotides on gold: evaluation of spot uniformity by wet etching.

Abstract

Inkjet printing allows localized, contact-free deposition of liquids onto arbitrary substrates. In this article we demonstrate the fast formation of high-quality self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold surfaces. Using a selective etch process, we verify the uniformity of the deposited spots. A direct comparison with microcontact-printed SAMs on Au revealed similar resist quality as inkjet-deposited alkanethiolate SAMs. Likewise, inkjet printing of thiol-functionalized and non-thiolated single-stranded DNA oligomers formed molecular layers protecting Au from etchants. For all compounds used, we achieved etched patterns that were homogeneous and free of defects. These results indicate that an inkjet is a convenient tool for surface functionalization and the direct writing of molecular films and resists.

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@article{Bietsch2004InkjetDO, title={Inkjet deposition of alkanethiolate monolayers and DNA oligonucleotides on gold: evaluation of spot uniformity by wet etching.}, author={Alexander Bietsch and Martin Hegner and Hans Peter Lang and Christoph Gerber}, journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids}, year={2004}, volume={20 12}, pages={5119-22} }