Nanoparticle Assemblies on Nanoinjection-Molded Polymer Templates
ABSTRACT A mass-producible method for fabricating nanoparticle assemblies using nanoinjection-molded polymer templates with deposition and selective removal has been developed and characterized in this work. Results are demonstrated for assembly of multiple nanoparticle sizes and types in 1-D and 2-D formats over large areas. Template dimensions such as width and depth are used to control the assembled structures, including the quantity and type of nanoparticles in the assembly. This method offers a high-throughput, low-cost approach to nanoscale assembly for applications in optical, electronic, and biomedical devices.
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ABSTRACT: Particles in the nanometer size range are attracting increasing attention with the growth of interest in nanotechnological disciplines. Nanoparticles display fascinating electronic and optical properties as a consequence of their dimensions and they may be easily synthesized from a wide range of materials. The dimensions of these particles makes them ideal candidates for the nanoengineering of surfaces and the fabrication of functional nanostructures. In the last five years, much effort has been expended on their organization on surfaces for the construction of functional interfaces. In this review, we address the research that has led to numerous sensing, electronic, optoelectronic, and photoelectronic interfaces, and also take time to cover the synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles and nanoparticle arrays.ChemPhysChem 08/2000; 1(1):18-52. · 3.35 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: With polymer molding techniques, it is possible to fabricate nanostructures with a replication fidelity of 25 nanometers. Both hot embossing and injection molding can be used, and cycle times of down to 4 sec can be achieved in a CD injection molding process. The resolution is far below the structure size found today in compact disc memory media. The master structures are produced by electron beam lithography and subsequent dry etching.Microelectronic Engineering. 01/2000;
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