Low-pressure nanoimprint lithography

Dahl-Young Khang, Hyewon Kang, Tae Il Kim, Hong H. Lee

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Abstract

A low pressure (2-3 bar) nanoimprint lithography technique is developed that utilizes a thin fluoropolymer film (∼100 μm) mold. The flexible film mold allows imprinting of submicron pattern features at such a low pressure primarily due to "sequential" imprinting made possible by the mold flexibility and the conformai contact made between the film mold and the substrate. The surface energy of the fluoropolymer mold material is low enough that no mold surface treatment is needed for clean demolding. Easy replication of the film mold by a simple solvent casting is another advantage of the proposed method. Also the nanoscale (<100 nm) replication capability is demonstrated and discussed with a solvent-cast thin film fluoropolymer mold.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-637
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1

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Nanoimprint lithography
Fluorine containing polymers
lithography
low pressure
fluoropolymers
Interfacial energy
Surface treatment
Casting
Thin films
plasticizers
Substrates
surface treatment
surface energy
casts
flexibility

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Khang, D-Y., Kang, H., Kim, T. I., & Lee, H. H. (2004). Low-pressure nanoimprint lithography. Nano Letters, 4(4), 633-637. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl049887d
Khang, Dahl-Young ; Kang, Hyewon ; Kim, Tae Il ; Lee, Hong H. / Low-pressure nanoimprint lithography. In: Nano Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 633-637.
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Low-pressure nanoimprint lithography. / Khang, Dahl-Young; Kang, Hyewon; Kim, Tae Il; Lee, Hong H.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 4, No. 4, 01.04.2004, p. 633-637.

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