Alignment and Use of Self-Assembled Peptide Nanotubes as Dry-Etching Mask

Karsten Brandt Andersen, Jaime Castillo, Tanya Bakmand, Winnie Edith Svendsen

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    Abstract

    Self-assembled diphenylalanine peptide nanotubes provide a means of achieving nanostructured materials in a very simple and fast way. Recent
    discoveries have shown that this unique material, in addition to remaining stable under dry conditions, rapidly dissolves in water making it a
    promising candidate for controlled nanofabrication without organic solvents. The present work demonstrates how this unique structure can be
    aligned, manipulated and used as both an etching mask in a dry etching procedure and as a lift-off material. As a further demonstration of the
    potential of this technique, the peptide nanotubes were utilized to fabricate silicon nanowire devices and gold nanoslits in a rapid manner.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
    Volume51
    Number of pages5
    ISSN0021-4922
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2012

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