On the mechanism of low-pressure imprint lithography: Capillarity vs viscous flow

Dahl Young Khang, Hong H. Lee

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Dominant mechanisms in low-pressure imprint lithography processes have been identified for the regimes that are definable in terms of applied pressure, temperature, and mold material characteristics. Capillarity is found to be the dominant mechanism at high temperature and low pressure when stiff, hard molds are used. In the case of flexible thin-film (∼20 μm) molds, both the capillarity and the viscous flow are involved. Both mechanisms are operative in the initial stage of the imprinting, but the capillarity takes over as time progresses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5459-5463
Number of pages5
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 20


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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