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The University of Glasgow has 30 years experience of nanofabrication and making nanotechnology devices. It is one of the few places in the world that can undertake sub-5 nm electron beam lithography across substrates with dimensions up to 200 mm. Our experience also enables fully integrated devices and circuits along with 3D patterned at the nanoscale.

Most of the research is undertaken by the Micro and Nanotechnology Group - School of Engineering.

The research was undertaken as part of the former Electronics and Electrical Engineering Department at Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow nanotechnology pages provide an overview of all the nanotechnology at Glasgow.

1 nm gap

1 nm Gaps Between Metal Electrodes: Beating the Proximity Effect

P. Steinmann and J.M.R. Weaver "Fabrication of sub-5 nm gaps between metallic electrodes using conventional lithographic techniques" J. Vac. Sci. Technol. 22(6), 3178 (2005): doi:110.1116/1.1808712

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Superhydrophobic and Hydrophilic Nanopatterns

E. Martines et al. "Superhydrophobicity and Superhydrophilicity of Regular Nanopatterns" Nano Letters 5, 2097 (2005): doi:10.1021/nl051435t

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Cell Scaffolds

M.J. Dalby et al. "Nucleus alignment and cell signaling in fibroblasts: response to a micro-grooved topography" Exp. Cell Research 284, 274 (2003): doi:10.1016/S0014-4827(02)00053-8

STEM cells

Directed STEM Cell Growth

M.J. Dalby et al. "The control of human mesenchymal cell differentiation using nanoscale symmetry and disorder" Nature Materials 6, 997 (2007): doi:10.1038/nmat2013

STEM cells

Ultrasensitive Detection and Characterisation of Biomolecules

E. Hendry et al. "Ultrasensitive detection and characterization of biomolecules using superchiral fields" Nature Nanotech. 5, 783 (2010): doi:10.1038/NNANO.2010.209

Split Ring Resonators

Split Ring Resonators for Molecular Spectroscopy

A.W. Clark et al. "Nanophotonic split-ring resonators as dichroics for molecular spectroscopy" Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 023121 (2008): doi:10.1063/1.2956389

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Magnetic Nanosensors for Rock Analysis

D. Krasa et al. "Nanofabrication of two-dimensional arrays of magnetite particles for fundamental rock magnetic studies" J. Geophysical Research 114, B02104 (2009): doi:10.1029/2008JB006017

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Magnetic Nanoelements

X. Liu et al. "Reversal mechanisms and metastable states in magnetic nanoelements" J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5173 (2004): doi:10.1063/1.1803102

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Single Carbon Nanotubes for AFM tips

J.P. Edgeworth et al. "Growth and morphology control of carbon nanotubes at the apexes of pyramidal silicon tips" Nanotechnology 21, 105605 (2010): doi:10.1088/0957-4484/21/10/105605

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Thermal AFM tips

J.P. Edgeworth et al. "Growth and morphology control of carbon nanotubes at the apexes of pyramidal silicon tips" Nanotechnology 21, 105605 (2010): doi:10.1088/0957-4484/21/10/105605