Atomic Force Microscope Leader Park Systems Presents Electronanopatterning Webinar on Aug 5, 2016

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Park Systems, world leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) is offering a free nanotechnology webinar titled Electronanopatterning Strategies by AFM on Aug 5, 2016. In this webinar, Dr. Advincula, who has presented seminars for Park Systems on other related topics as part of Park Nano Academy will discuss in depth the mechanics of how electronanopatterning is achieved using Park AFM and the numerous future potential applications outside of research.

CS-AFM nanopatterning of a “nanocar” on a 10-bilayer P4VPCBZ/PAA film at 10 V with a writing speed 0.8 µm/s (a) topographicimage and (b) current image.

“Park Nano Academy is proud to offer this webinar on electronanopatterning, a technique on the cutting edge of Nano Research that uses our Park AFM nanoscale imaging technology,” comments Keibock Lee, President of Park Systems.

Park Systems, world leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) is offering a nanotechnology webinar titled Electronanopatterning Strategies by AFM on Aug 5, 2016. The webinar will be given by Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium and Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. To attend this webinar and learn more about electronanopatterning strategies with AFM, register for free online at: http://www.parkafm.com/nanopattern

“Electronanopatterningcan be used to create patterns or features that can be permanently writable or erasable and is useful for creating features at the nanoscale to produce field-effect or stimuli-responsive experiments, for example electrically conducting polymers, redox active materials, or as probes to investigate electrical conductivity,” explains Dr. Advincula, who has presented seminars for Park Systems on other related topics as part of Park NanoAcademy. “The modularity of Park’s AFM systems enables the design of the right experimental protocols because it is capable of high resolution imaging as well as adaptability towards electrical measurements (I-V) or electrochemical experiments.”

A number of non-lithographic patterning methods have involved the use of inks, stamps, stencils, and patterns. In nanopatterning or nanolithography the use of AFM has been proven to be substantial in demonstrating various modes of depositing, etching, shaving, writing, etc. at the nanoscale level. Electronanopatterning involves the use of the AFM cantilever tip to do eletrochemistry (adding or removingelectrons) between the sample and substrate material. This has some similarities to an electrochemical environment in which redox mechanisms or current tunneling enables the formation of a pattern at the nanoscale.

Electronanopatterning offers unique solutions and innovations for solid state device applications, sensors, memory device development and many more applications. An important feature is the control of a bias voltage or current, enabling I-V and J-V plots. Thus, this can be useful for fields involving memory devices, sensors, multiplexing biochemical reactions, etc. It can also generate heat through joule heating.

In this free webinar, Dr. Advincula will discuss in depth the mechanics of how electronanopatterning is achieved using Park AFM and the numerous future potential applications outside of research. He will give a comprehensive overview of the method of creating electronanopatterning by applying a bias to an AFM tip to induce polymerization that produces true nanoscale patterns from ultrathin films of a "precursor polymer" and monomers.

“Park Nano Academy is proud to offer this webinar on electronanopatterning, a technique on the cutting edge of Nano Research that uses our Park AFM nanoscale imaging technology,” comments Keibock Lee, President of Park Systems. “Many semiconductor companies as well as researchers in the optical, medical and electronics industries can benefit from the advanced technical capabilities available through electronanopatterning using Park AFM.”
Park Systems is the recipient of Frost and Sullivan’s 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for their ability to create AFM equipment and services that offer unparallel measurement accuracy, repeatability, and reliability, exceeding any of the competitive products on the market and distinguished customer service record.

“One of the key differentiators for Park Systems is their proprietary SmartScan™ technology that allows any researcher to make high resolution accurate images without AFM expertise, and often five times faster for a comparable quality image than done by an expert.” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Mariano Kimbara. “The company’s diverse and powerful range of AFM products highlights their zeal to innovate and embrace the challenge to continuously extend the capabilities of nanoscale microscopy in a landscape that is rapidly evolving.”
This webinar is part of an ongoing series offered by Park Systems’ Nano Academy, a platform for providing education and shared knowledge on the latest nanotechnology advancements.

About Park Systems

Park Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems with a complete range of products for researchers and industry engineers in chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, semiconductor and data storage industries. Park’s products are used by over a thousand of institutions and corporations worldwide. Park’s AFM provides highest data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, superior productivity, and lowest operating cost thanks to its unique technology and innovative engineering. Park Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with its global manufacturing, and R&D headquarters in Korea. Park’s products are sold and supported worldwide with regional headquarters in the US, Korea, Japan, and Singapore, and distribution partners throughout Europe, Asia, and America. Please visit http://www.parkafm.com or call 408-986-1110 for more information.

About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.

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