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Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS

Biopattern transfer using diatom frustules for fabrication of functional micro/nanostructures
Author(s): Yonggang Jiang; Jianchao Fu; Junfeng Pan; Zhonglie An; Jun Cai; Deyuan Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Diatom frustules exhibit various sophisticated shapes with highly ordered hierarchical porous nanostructures, which are promising for applications in the biomimetic fabrication of nanostructured materials. We propose a universal biopattern transfer process for the fabrication of functional micro/nanostructures using diatom frustules as the biotemplates. Porous silicon microcylinders with a thickness of 20  μm are fabricated by deep reactive ion etching of a silicon substrate, which is covered by a layer of diatom frustules. With a similar process, a fast atom beam technique is used to etch the silicon substrate and silicon nanolattices are obtained. By depositing a thin layer of gold film on the diatom bonded silicon substrate, followed by releasing the diatom frustules by diluted HF, gold nanodisks with a thickness of 30 nm are successfully fabricated. The nanodisk array arranges in diamond or radial patterns, replicating the nanostructure of diatom frustules. In addition, a parylene nanodot array is also demonstrated using this diatom-based biopattern transfer process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2015
PDF: 6 pages
J. Micro/Nanolith. 14(1) 014502 doi: 10.1117/1.JMM.14.1.014502
Published in: Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS Volume 14, Issue 1
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Yonggang Jiang, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Jianchao Fu, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Junfeng Pan, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Zhonglie An, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Jun Cai, BeiHang Univ. (China)
Deyuan Zhang, BeiHang Univ. (China)


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