Fountain pen nanowriting of liquids, gases, suspensions, and proteins

The Fountain Pen Nanolithography (FPN) MultiProbe system is an SPM platform capable of both chemical nanolithography and online imaging with multiple probes. Based on our revolutionary multiprobe technology, this system provides two completely independent SPM probes. Thus one probe can write using two different materials, or one probe “writes” while the other probe "reads" or images the deposition with a high resolution AFM probe without moving the sample or exchanging the probe. The MultiProbe system has a modular design and can be upgraded to four SPM probes. Different methods are used for nanometric control of the delivered and deposited material including capillary action, force control and capillary electrophoresis.

FPN systems allow for unique online integrations with a variety of instruments such as optical microscopes, Raman spectroscopy, confocal microscopes, etc. Furthermore, it uses Nanonics NanoToolKitTM probes for a variety of SPM functional imaging techniques.


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Drawing Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Si02

Drawing Single Walled CNT Electrode Interconnections

Nanolithography with Online AFM Imaging

Deposition of Protein Nanoarray

Writing of a Protein

Deposition of Ultra-thin BSA Protein Lines on Si Surface


Which Nanonics system configuration is right for your Nanolithography research?

MultiView 2500

Single Probe


MultiView 4000




Low Temperature

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Read exemplary, peer-reviewed literature on studies using Nanonics Nanolithography systems

Micrometer to 15 nm Printing of Metallic Inks with Fountain Pen Nanolithography
Yeshua, T., Layani, M., Dekhter, R., Huebner, U., Magdassi, S., & Lewis, A.
Small 14(1) (2018)


The evolution of fountain pen nanolithography: Controlled multi-probe delivery of liquids and gases.
Yeshua, T., Weinberger, S., Taha, H., Lewis, A., Layani, M., Magdassi, S., ... & Dekhter, R
Microscopy and Analysis 28, S11-S13.
High-Precision Automated Micromanipulation and Adhesive Microbonding with Cantilevered Micropipette Probes in Dynamic Probing Mode.
Xie, H., Zhang, H., Song, J., Meng, X., Wen, Y., & Sun, L.
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. (2018)


Scanning probe microscope-based fluid dispensing.
Ghatkesar, M. K., Garza, H. H. P., Heuck, F., & Staufer, U.
Micromachines 5(4), 954-1001.
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