Washington Technology Center adds nanoimprint lithography tool to its Microfabrication Laboratory

Washington Technology Center added a new tool to our Microfabrication Laboratory in December 2007: a nanoimprint lithography machine. This tool, which is the first of its kind in Washington state and which will first be used for our DARPA-sponsored nanolithography research program, will eventually become available to the Pacific Northwest research community. Nanoimprint lithography may be the key to introduction of nanotechnology to mass fabrication: while creating nanometer-sized structures (a nanometer is a billionth of a meter) with conventional techniques such as electron-beam lithography is very costly and time consuming, nanoimprint lithography can transfer nanometer structures onto a full wafer within a few seconds. Washington Technology Center is currently investigating opportunities in both the biosensing and solar energy fields.

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