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Research Staff Member
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland


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Professional Associations:  Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)  |  Materials Research Society (MRS)

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More information:  Probe-based nanofabrication


Enhancing Ordering Dynamics in Solvent-Annealed Block Copolymer Films by Lithographic Hard Mask Supports
Anja Stenbock-Fermor, Armin W Knoll, Alexander Böker, Larisa Tsarkova
Macromolecules, ACS Publications, 2014

Closed-loop high-speed 3D thermal probe nanolithography
AW Knoll, M Zientek, LL Cheong, C Rawlings, P Paul, F Holzner, DJ Coady, JL Hedrick, R Allen, U D\"uring
SPIE Advanced Lithography, pp. 90490B--90490B, 2014

Frictional Dissipation in a Polymer Bilayer System
L. Jansen, M. A. Lantz, A. W. Knoll, A. Schirmeisen, and B. Gotsmann
Langmuir 30(6), 1557, ACS Publications, 2014

Control over molar mass, dispersity, end-groups and kinetics in cyclopolymerization of ortho-phthalaldehyde: adapted choice of a phosphazene organocatalyst
Julien De Winter, Andrew P Dove, A Knoll, Pascal Gerbaux, Ph Dubois, Olivier Coulembier
Polymer Chemistry 5(3), 706--711, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014


Thermal probe nanolithography: in-situ inspection, high-speed, high-resolution, 3D
Felix Holzner, Philip Paul, Michel Despont, Lin Lee Cheong, James Hedrick, Urs D\"urig, Armin Knoll
29th European Mask and Lithography Conference, pp. 888605--888605, 2013

Vertical microcavities with high Q and strong lateral mode confinement
Fei Ding, Thilo Stöferle, Lijian Mai, Armin Knoll, Rainer F Mahrt
Physical Review B 87(16), 161116, APS, 2013

Thermal probe maskless lithography for 27.5 nm half-pitch si technology
Lin Lee Cheong, Philip Paul, Felix Holzner, Michel Despont, Daniel J. Coady, James L. Hedrick, Robert Allen, Armin W. Knoll, and Urs Duerig
Nano Letters 13(9), 4485-4491, 2013

Integrated vertical microcavity using a nano-scale deformation for strong lateral confinement
Lijian Mai, Fei Ding, Thilo St\"oferle, Armin Knoll, Bert Jan Offrein, Rainer F Mahrt
Applied Physics Letters 103(24), 243305, AIP Publishing, 2013


Nanoscale thermomechanics of wear-resilient polymeric bilayer systems
T. Kaule, Y. Zhang, S. Emmerling, S. Pihan, R. Foerch, J. Gutmann, H.-J. Butt, R. Berger, U. Duerig, and Armin W. Knoll
ACS Nano 7(1), 748-759, 2012

Field stitching in thermal probe lithography by means of surface roughness correlation
Ph Paul, A W Knoll, F Holzner and U Duerig
Nanotechnology 23(38), 385307, 2012

Curved cantilever design for a robust and scalable microelectromechanical switch
D Grogg, U Drechsler, A Knoll, Y Pu, C Hagleitner, M Despont
Proc. 56th Int. Conf. on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication, 2012


Topographic patterning by voltage-assisted tribocharging of a polymer
A. Kleiner, O. Marti, U. Dürig, A. Knoll, B. Gotsmann
Journal of Applied Physics109, 124312, 2011

Rapid turnaround scanning probe nanolithography
Philip C Paul, Armin W Knoll, Felix Holzner, Michel Despont, Urs Duerig
Nanotechnology 22(27), 275306, IOP Publishing, 2011

High density multi-level recording for archival data preservation
F. Holzner, Ph. Paul, U. Drechsler, M. Despont, A. W. Knoll and U. Duerig
Appl. Phys. Lett.99, 023110, 2011

Directed Placement of Gold Nanorods Using a Removable Template for Guided Assembly
F. Holzner, C. Kuemin, P. Paul, J.L. Hedrick, H. Wolf, N.D. Spencer, U. Duerig, A.W. Knoll
Nano Letters 11(9), 3957-3962, ACS Publications, 2011


Direct write 3-dimensional nanopatterning using probes
D. Pires, A. Knoll, U. Duerig, U. Drechsler, M. Despont, H. Wolf, J. Hedrick, and E. de Silva
Proc. SPIE 7637, Alternative Lithographic Technologies II, pp. 76371E 76371E 7, 2010

Probe-based nanolithography: self-amplified depolymerization media for dry lithography
Olivier Coulembier, Armin Knoll, David Pires, Bernd Gotsmann, Urs Duerig, Jane Frommer, Robert D Miller, Philippe Dubois, James L Hedrick
Macromolecules 43(1), 572-574, ACS Publications, 2010

Probe-Based Nanolithography: Self-Amplified Depolymerization Media for Dry Lithography
Olivier Coulembier, Armin Knoll, David Pires, Bernd Gotsmann, Urs Duerig, Jane Frommer, Robert D. Miller, Philippe Dubois and James L. Hedrick
Macromolecules 43(1), 572-574, 2010

Probe Based Surface Modification of Polymers Below 30 nm Pitch
A. Knoll, D. Wiesmann, D. Pires, B. Gotsmann, U. Durig
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 10(7), 4538-4542, 2010

Wear-less floating contact imaging of polymer surfaces
A Knoll, H Rothuizen, B Gotsmann, U Duerig
Nanotechnology 21(18), 185701, 2010

Designing Polymers to Enable Nanoscale Thermomechanical Data Storage
B. Gotsmann, AW Knoll, R. Pratt, J. Frommer, JL Hedrick, U. Duerig
Advanced Functional Materials 20(8), 1276-1284, 2010

Nanoscale three-dimensional patterning of molecular resists by scanning probes
D. Pires, J.L. Hedrick, A. De Silva, J. Frommer, B. Gotsmann, H. Wolf, M. Despont, U. Duerig, A.W. Knoll
Science 328(5979), 732-735, 2010

Probe-Based 3-D Nanolithography Using Self-Amplified Depolymerization Polymers
A.W. Knoll, D. Pires, O. Coulembier, P. Dubois, J.L. Hedrick, J. Frommer, U. Duerig
Advanced Materials 22(31), 336-3365, Wiley Online Library, 2010


Effect of Confinement on the Mesoscale and Macroscopic Swelling of Thin Block Copolymer Films
U. Zettl, A. Knoll, L. Tsarkova
Langmuir 26(9), 6610-6617, ACS Publications, 2009

Ultraflat templated polymer surfaces
D. Pires, B. Gotsmann, F. Porro, D. Wiesmann, U. Duerig, A. Knoll
Langmuir 25(9), 5141-145, 2009

Multi Tbit/in2 Storage Densities with Thermomechanical Probes
D. Wiesmann, C. Rawlings, R. Vecchione, F. Porro, B. Gotsmann, A. Knoll, D. Pires, U. Duerig
Nano Letters 9(9), 3171-3176, ACS Publications, 2009

Relaxation kinetics of nanoscale indents in a polymer glass
A. Knoll, D. Wiesmann, B. Gotsmann, U. Duerig
Physical Review Letters 102(11), 117801, 2009

Nanoscale frictional dissipation into shear-stressed polymer relaxations
L Jansen, A Schirmeisen, J L Hedrick, M A Lantz, A Knoll, R Cannara, B Gotsmann
Physical Review Letters 102(23), 236101, 2009


All mechanical mixing by means of orthogonally coupled cantilevers
A. Knoll, O. Züger, U. Duerig
New Journal of Physics 10(12), 125017, IOP Publishing, 2008

Nanoscale shape-memory function in highly cross-linked polymers
T. Altebaeumer, B. Gotsmann, H. Pozidis, A. Knoll, U. Duerig
Nano Letters 8(12), 4398-4403, 2008

Probe-based ultrahigh-density storage technology
A Pantazi, A Sebastian, T Antonakopoulos, P Baechtold, A Bonaccio, J Bonan, G Cherubini, M Despont, R Di Pietro, U Drechsler, U Duerig, B Gotsmann, W Haeberle, C Hagleitner, J Hedrick, D Jubin, A Knoll, M Lantz, J Pentarakis, H Pozidis, et al.
IBM Journal of Research and Development 52(4.5), 493-511, 2008


Local potential distribution of macrophase separated polymer blend domains
AA Alagiriswamy, C J\"ager, D Haarer, M Thelakkat, A Knoll, G Krausch
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 40(16), 4855, IOP Publishing, 2007

Nanoscaling of microdomain spacings in thin films of cylinder-forming block copolymers
Armin Knoll, Larisa Tsarkova, Georg Krausch
Nano letters 7(3), 843--846, ACS Publications, 2007


Rapid transitions between defect configurations in a block copolymer melt
Larisa Tsarkova, Armin Knoll, Robert Magerle
Nano letters 6(7), 1574--1577, ACS Publications, 2006

Substrate-induced phase transitions in thin films of cylinder-forming diblock copolymer melts
Larisa Tsarkova, Armin Knoll, Georg Krausch, Robert Magerle
Macromolecules 39(10), 3608--3615, ACS Publications, 2006

The influence of incompatibility and dielectric contrast on the electric field-induced orientation of lamellar block copolymers
A. Böker, K. Schmidt, A. Knoll, H. Zettl, H. Haensel, V. Urban, V. Abetz, G. Krausch
Polymer 47(3), 849-857, Elsevier, 2006

Scanning Probes Entering Data Storage: From Promise to Reality
H. Pozidis, P. Bachtold, J. Bonan, G. Cherubini, E. Eleftheriou, M. Despont, U. Drechsler, U. Durig, B. Gotsmann, W. Haberle, C. Hagleitner, D. Jubin, A. Knoll, M.A. Lantz, A. Pantazi, H.E. Rothuizen, A. Sebastian, R. Stutz, D.W. Wiesmann
Proc. IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies - Nanoelectronics, pp. 39-44, 2006

Micron-sized mechanical oscillators created by 3D two-photon polymerization: Towards a mechanical logic device
A. Knoll, U. Dürig, O. Züger, H.J. Güntherodt
Microelectronic Engineering 83(4), 1261-1264, Elsevier, 2006


Integrating nanotechnology into a working storage device
A. Knoll, P. Bachtold, J. Bonan, G. Cherubini, M. Despont, U. Drechsler, U. Durig, B. Gotsmann, W. Haberle, C. Hagleitner, D. Jubin, M. A. Lantz, A. Pantazi, H. Pozidis, H. Rothuizen, A. Sebastian, R. Stutz, P. Vettiger, D. Wiesmann, E. S. Eleftheriou
Proc. International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Engineering, pp. 1692--1697, Elsevier, 2005


Phase behavior in thin films of cylinder-forming ABA block copolymers: Experiments
Armin Knoll, Robert Magerle, Georg Krausch
The Journal of chemical physics 120(2), 1105--1116, AIP Publishing, 2004

Direct imaging and mesoscale modelling of phase transitions in a nanostructured fluid
A Knoll, KS Lyakhova, A Horvat, G Krausch, GJA Sevink, AV Zvelindovsky, R Magerle
Nature materials 3(12), 886--891, Nature Publishing Group, 2004

Relaxation Kinetics in Nano-Structured Thin Polymer Films
U. Duerig, B. Gotsmann, A. Knoll, W.P. King, G. Cross
American Physical Society, March Meeting 2004, March 22-26, 2004, Palais des Congres de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

A highly parallel probe-based storage system
M Despont, T Altebaeumer, P Baechtold, GK Binnig, G Cherubini, U Drechsler, U Duerig, E Eleftheriou, B Gotsmann, W Haeberle
Proc. Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference, pp. 4-5, 2004


Surface reconstructions of lamellar ABC triblock copolymer mesostructures
Nicolaus Rehse, Armin Knoll, Robert Magerle, Georg Krausch
Macromolecules 36(9), 3261--3271, ACS Publications, 2003

Electric field induced alignment of concentrated block copolymer solutions
A B\"oker, H Elbs, H H\"ansel, A Knoll, S Ludwigs, H Zettl, AV Zvelindovsky, GJA Sevink, V Urban, V Abetz, others
Macromolecules 36(21), 8078--8087, ACS Publications, 2003


UV light-damaged DNA and its interaction with human replication protein A: an atomic force microscopy study
M Lysetska, A Knoll, D Boehringer, T Hey, G Krauss, G Krausch
Nucleic acids research 30(12), 2686--2691, Oxford Univ Press, 2002

Phase behavior in thin films of cylinder-forming block copolymers
A Knoll, A Horvat, KS Lyakhova, G Krausch, GJA Sevink, AV Zvelindovsky, R Magerle
Physical review letters 89(3), 035501, APS, 2002

Large scale domain alignment of a block copolymer from solution using electric fields
Alexander B\"oker, Armin Knoll, Hubert Elbs, Volker Abetz, Axel HE M\"uller, Georg Krausch
Macromolecules 35(4), 1319--1325, ACS Publications, 2002

Microscopic mechanisms of electric-field-induced alignment of block copolymer microdomains
A B\"oker, H Elbs, H H\"ansel, A Knoll, S Ludwigs, H Zettl, V Urban, V Abetz, AHE M\"uller, G Krausch
Physical review letters 89(13), 135502, APS, 2002


Surface reconstruction of an ordered fluid: An analogy with crystal surfaces
Nicolaus Rehse, Armin Knoll, Matthias Konrad, Robert Magerle, Georg Krausch
Physical review letters 87(3), 035505, APS, 2001

Tapping mode atomic force microscopy on polymers: Where is the true sample surface?
A Knoll, R Magerle, G Krausch
Macromolecules 34(12), 4159--4165, ACS Publications, 2001


Volume imaging of an ultrathin SBS triblock copolymer film
Matthias Konrad, Armin Knoll, Georg Krausch, Robert Magerle
Macromolecules 33(15), 5518--5523, ACS Publications, 2000