Webinars: NanoFrazor

Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography – A Review

Speaker: Dr Samuel Howell, EPFL Lausanne



  • Overview and comparison of different t-SPL techniques
  • Advantages and challenges of t-SPL
  • Key parameters affecting the temperature under the tip
  • Material requirements for successful nanopatterning
  • Identify the right t-SPL approach for a specific fabrication problem


Presentation: 30 min

Q&A: 15 min


This introductory talk reviews the fundamental aspects of thermal scanning probe lithography (t-SPL). Three categories of material interactions are discussed: removal, conversion and addition of material by heated probes. Key figures, maturity and applications of each technique are compared and evaluated; opportunities and challenges will be discussed. A major focus of this talk will be on materials and fabrication processes with t-SPL. An outlook of future developments and open questions in the field of thermal scanning probes will be given.


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