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4th Thermal Probe Workshop

March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Be part of the thermal probe community and join our 4th workshop, co-organized by SwissLitho and IBM Research Zurich.

This is a great opportunity to network with leading researchers in the field of thermal probes, other scanning probe techniques and nanofabrication in general.


Technopark Zurich, Technoparkstrasse 1, CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Conference: Room “Fortran”, 2nd Floor (map of the Technopark event rooms)

Lunch: Technopark Cafeteria


Thursday, 30th March 2017
In front of room “Fortran”
09.30 – 10.50Session I
Chair: Urs Dürig
09.30 – 09.40
09.40 – 10.10Thermochemical Scanning Probe Lithography
Elisa Riedo, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, New York City
10.10 – 10.30Doping of MoS2 by Thermochemical Nanolithography
Annalisa Calo, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, New York City
10.30 – 10.50T-SPL on a glassy supramolecular film creates a combination of topography and fluorescence
Samuel Zimmermann, EPFL, Lausanne
10.50 – 11.20Break - coffee & snacks
Poster Area “Fortran”
11:20 – 12:50Session II
Chair: Jens Gobrecht
11:20 - 11:50Exploiting material contrast in 3D lithography: patterning, shape transformation and polishing
Robert Kirchner, TU Dresden
11.50 – 12.10Accurate fabrication of photonic molecules using closed loop thermal Scanning Probe Lithography
Colin Rawlings, SwissLitho AG
12.10 – 12.303D t-SPL silicon nanopatterns fabrication with sub-nanometer scale roughness
Yuliya Lisunova, EPFL, Lausanne
12.30 – 12.503D phase plates for electron microscopy
Simon Hettler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
12.50 – 14.00Lunch @ Technopark Cafeteria
coffee & snacks @ Poster Area “Fortran”
14.00 – 15.30Session III
Chair: Armin Knoll
14.00 – 14.30Defects and Scalability in Self-Assembled Structures
Alex Liddle, NIST, USA
14.30 – 14.50Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Particles Assembling onto Patches Fabricated with t-SPL
Keith Carrol, IBM Research Zurich
14.50 – 15.10The use of t-SPL for the directed self-assembly of block copolymers
Steven Gottlieb, IMB-CNM CSIC, Barcelona
15.10 – 15.30Nanoparticle Manipulation with Nanofluidic Brownian Motors
Christian Schwemmer, IBM Research Zurich
15.30 – 16.00Break - coffee & snacks
Poster Area “Fortran”
16.00 – 17.10Session IV
Chair: Fabian Menges
16.00 – 16.30Nanospectroscopy and nanospectrometry—Using heat to map materials at the nanoscale
Craig Prater, Anasys Instruments, Santa Barbara
16.30 – 16.50Laser trimming of graphene oxide for functional photonic applications
Xiaorui Zheng, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, New York City
16.50 – 17.10Nanopatterning magnetic landscapes via thermally assisted scanning probe lithography
Edoardo Albisetti, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, New York City
17.10 – 18.00Break - coffee & snacks
Poster Area “Fortran”
18.10 – 21.45Sunset Dinner Cruise on lake Zurich
Bus pick-up in front of Ibis Budget Hotel near Technopark at 18.10
Friday, 30th March 2017
In front of room “Fortran”
09.00 – 10.30Session V
Chair: Philip Paul
09.00 – 09.30High precision fabrication for nanophotonics
Saulius Juodkazis, Swinburne University, Melbourne
09.30 – 09.50Challenges of high resolution pattern transfer
Tero Kulmala, SwissLitho
09.50 – 10.10High-resolution t-SPL: Fabrication of sub-20 nm devices
Yu Kyoung Ryu Cho, IBM Research Zurich
10.10 – 10.30Ferromagnetic sidegates for semiconducting nanowire spintronics
Andreas Baumgartner, University of Basel
10.30 – 11.00Break - coffee & snacks
Poster Area “Fortran”
11.00 – 12.30 Session VI
Chair: Bernd Gotsmann
11.00 – 11.30Scanning thermal microscopy and nanoscale thermal transport
Pierre-Olivier Chapuis, CETHIL, Lyon
11.30 – 11.50Comprehensive modeling of Joule heated cantilever probes
Martin Spieser, SwissLitho
11.50 – 12.10Nanoscale thermometry by scanning thermal microscopy
Fabian Motzfeld, IBM Research Zurich
12.10 – 12.30Heat transport through atomic contacts
Nico Mosso, IBM Research Zurich
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch @ Technopark Cafeteria
coffee & snacks @ Poster Area “Fortran”
14.00 – 15.30Session VII
Chair: Tero Kulmala
14.00 – 14.30 3D printing of small metallic object with FluidFM Technology
Michael Gabi, Cytosurge, Glattbrugg
14.30 – 14.50Fabrication of Atomic Scale Memristors using High Resolution t-SPL
Bojun Cheng, ETH Zurich
14.50 – 15.20Nanoscale surface structures: Ready for mass-replication?
Jens Gobrecht, Paul-Scherrer Institute, Villigen
15.20 – 15.30Closing remarks
15.30 – openSelf-organisation of any kind of meeting or discussion
Coffee & snacks provided

(See the program of the last year’s workshop here)


Online registration is now closed.

On-site registration without the social event is still possible during the workshop.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

NanoFrazor Hands-on Trial

Short sessions will be organized during the breaks and the poster sessions to test the capabilities of the NanoFrazor yourself.


  • Standard: 350 CHF
  • Student: 250 CHF

Includes the 2 day workshop, lunches and the social event.

Social event on Thursday, 30th March

A scenic sunset boat cruise on lake Zurich with Fondue Chinoise dinner on board.


Optional side event on Saturday, 1st April

One day skiing and sledging at Engelberg (on own risk and expenses). Trip will be organized by SwissLitho.


For your stay in Zurich, we recommend Ibis Hotel Zurich West or 25hours Hotel Zurich West. Both hotels are just next to the Technopark. Early booking is recommended.


Program Committee:

For more enquiries regarding registration and travel, please contact: Tero Kulmala


March 30, 2017
March 31, 2017
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SwissLitho AG
Technoparkstrasse 1 Zurich 8005 Switzerland + Google Map