This research investigated the feasibility of
patterning with sol-gels using a nanofountain
probe in an atomic force microscope.
Two oxide sols — barium titanate and
cobalt ferrite — were used as inks in
patterning tests using fountain-pen
nanolithography (FPN). This was shown to
be a suitable method of depositing sol-gels...
This study examined the invasiveness of nanofountain probes (NFP)
when used as a transfection tool for single-cell research. For comparison,
the damage caused to cells by more commonly used commercial
atomic force microscope (AFM) probes was also studied. Forces were
applied to cells at increasing levels using both probes, and...
With the advent of a variety of novel nanometer-scale diagnostic techniques such as DNA micro- and nanoarrays, increasing focus has been placed on developing methods to quickly and accurately create these nanometer scale patterns. One promising technique for depositing DNA, proteins, and other liquid molecular "inks" with submicron resolution is...