The formation of sub-10 nm nanohole array on block copolymer thin films on gold surface using surface neutralization based on O2 plasma treatment and self-assembled monolayer

Inchan Hwang, Doyoung Kim, Byeong Joo Lee, Hyungjun Kim

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Blockcopolymer (BCP) lithography is an emerging nanolithography technique for fabrications of various nanoscale devices and materials. In this study, self-assembled BCP thin films having cylindrical nanoholes were prepared on gold by surface neutralization using self-assembled monolayer (SAM). Oxygen plasma treatment was investigated as a way to enhance the functionality of Au surface toward SAM formation. After surface neutralization, well-ordered nanoholes with 9 to 20 nm diameters were formed inside BCP thin films on Au surfaces through microphase separation. The effects of oxygen plasma treatment on the formation of BCP nanopattern were investigated using surface analysis techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and water contact angle measurement. Au nanodot arrays were fabricated on gold film by utilizing the BCP nanotemplate and investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034-1039
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Science
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 15


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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