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Biologically inspired methods for volumetric deposition of colloidal materials for 3D nano-fabrication of optics and photonics (Conference Presentation)

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Nanotechnology and more generally the ability to fabricate devices with nanoscale features has developed from a history rooted in the semiconductor industry; however, biology has long been able to programmatically assemble nanoscale structures with a vast array of functions. Inspired by this, we develop a set of volumetric deposition strategies related to the mechanisms of assembly employed in biological systems. Leveraging a technology for 3D nanofabrication, Implosion Fabrication, we have explored novel methods for depositing nanomaterials relevant to optics, photonics, and plasmonics using thiol-binding, hydrophobic interactions, protein binding, and hydrogen bonds into any 3D geometry with nanoscale resolution and gradient capabilities. Through the development of these novel deposition chemistries, we create a platform by which a large variety of functional nanomaterials can be directed to assemble for the future of device manufacture.

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Date Published: 26 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11292, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics XIII, 112920J (26 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2552804
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Daniel Oran, MIT (United States)
Gaojie Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Edward Boyden III, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Rachel Weissman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11292:
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics XIII
Georg von Freymann; Eva Blasco; Debashis Chanda, Editor(s)

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