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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25474

Title: Polymer Micro/Nanofiber Fabrication using Micro/Nanopipettes
Authors: Nain, A. S.
Amon, C.
Sitti, M.
Keywords: nanotechnology
organic compounds
polymer fibres
chlorobenzene
micropipettes
nanopipettes
nanoscale structures
poly(methyl methacrylate)
polymer materials
polymer microfiber fabrication
polymer nanofiber fabrication
Issue Date: 6-Sep-2005
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Nain AS, Amon C, Sitti M. In: Polymer micro/nanofiber fabrication using micro/nanopipettes. 2005 5th IEEE conference on nanotechnology 1; July 11-15, 2005; Nagoya, Japan. IEEE; 2005. p. 547-50.
Series/Report no.: 5th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology 2005
Abstract: One of the most significant barriers for enabling the breakthroughs promised by nanotechnology is mass production of nanoscale structures, devices, and systems. One of the main challenges of nanomanufacturing systems is three dimensional customized manufacturing of micro/nanofibers. In this article we present a specialized tool developed for reproducible and controlled fabrication of micro/nano polymer fibers using micro/nanopipettes. Development of this tool will facilitate controlled deposition and shaping of polymer materials at the sub-micron scale in precisely determined locations. We present experimental results obtained using concentrated solutions of high molecular weight poly(methyl methacrylate) dissolved in chlorobenzene. Results indicate that it is feasible fabricating high aspect ratio (length to diameter ratio) polymer fibers having diameters approaching less than 200 nanometers using this approach.
Description: Originally published in Proceedings of 2005 5th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology. IEEE holds all copyright of this article. IEEE allows the final published version of author's own work to be deposited in institutional repositories.
URI: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/search/srchabstract.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1500772&queryText%3DPolymer+Micro%2FNanofiber+Fabrication+using+Micro%2FNanopipettes%26openedRefinements%3D*%26searchField%3DSearch+All
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2005.1500772
http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25474
ISSN: 0-7803-9199-3
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