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A method of patterning a material surface is provided in which an elastomeric stamp having a stamping surface is coated with a self-assembled monolayer forming species having a functional group selected to bind to a particular material, and the stamping surface is placed against a surface of material and is removed to leave a self-assembled monolayer of the species according to the stamping surface pattern of the stamp. Additional stamping steps may be subsequently effected to produce any of a variety of SAM patterns on the surface. Additionally, portions of the material surface that are not coated with a stamped SAM pattern may be filled in with another SAM-forming species. Alternately, portions that are not covered by a SAM layer may be etched or plated. Additionally, an optical switch and other optical devices and elements are provided, comprising articles similar to the inventive stamp.

Title
Formation of microstamped patterns on surfaces and derivative articles
Application Number
8/131841
Publication Number
5512131
Application Date
October 4, 1993
Publication Date
April 30, 1996
Inventor
George M Whitesides
Newton
MA, US
Amit Kumar
Sacramento
CA, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks
Assignee
President And Fellows Of Harvard College
MA, US
IPC
B44C 1/22
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