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Problem Addressed

During microcontact printing, selective contact between the substrate and the micro- or nano-scale features on the stamp results in transfer of a molecular or fluid ink.  At a critical pressure, deformations occurring in the soft elastomeric stamp cause misregistration, which can include sidewall collapse, roof collapse and buckling.  Thus, controlling the pressure on the stamp is imperative to avoiding undesired stamp deformation and obtaining a high quality pattern transfer.