CHANDEKAR, A and ALABRAN, M and SENGUPTA, S and LEE, J and MEAD, J and BARRY, C and WHITTEN, J and SOMU, S and BUSNAINA, A. (2008) Fabrication of stamps for microcontact printing by injection molding. Microelectronic Engineering, 85 (1). pp. 187-194. ISSN 01679317Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Microcontact printing has been shown to be a viable lithographic technique for the fabrication of a variety of microelectronic components, including source/drain and gate electrodes for organic field effect transistors. Future manufacturing efforts may require a means of mass producing stamps for this process. In the present work, stamps for microcontact printing were rapidly produced by injection molding a commercial polyurethane resin, using a silicon master as the mold insert. The performance of these stamps was evaluated by microcontact printing gold coated silicon surfaces with a fluorinated alkanethiol. Etching of the stamped surface protected by the patterned alkanethiol revealed excellent replication of the submicron linear features of the micromold. The use of injection molding as a standard method for the production of stamps for microcontact printing is proposed and may have advantages for future nanotechnology applications that require mass production of stamps. Because a wide range of polymers may be injection molded, this method may make possible the fabrication of stamps with improved mechanical and chemical properties compared to polydimethylsiloxane based stamps.
|InterNano Taxonomy:||Nanomanufacturing Processes > Nanopatterning/Lithography > Contact printing|
|Collections:||Nanomanufacturing Research Collection|
|Depositing User:||Moureen Kemei|
|Date Deposited:||03 May 2010 14:29|
|Last Modified:||03 May 2010 14:29|
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