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Personen: Böltau, M. (Autor) 
Walheim, S. (Autor) 
Mlynek, J. (Autor) 
Krausch, Georg (Autor) 
Steiner, U. (Autor) 
Titel: Surface-induced structure formation of polymer blends on patterned substrates
Quelle: Nature. Bd. 391. H. 6670. London : Nature Publ. Group. S. 877 - 879
Erscheinungsjahr:    1998
ISBN / ISSN: 0028-0836
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Sprache: Englisch
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DDC-Sachgruppe:    Physik
ID: 53166  Universitätsbibliothek Mainz
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Abstract: Phase separation in bulk mixtures commonly leads to an isotropic, disordered morphology of the coexisting phases(1). The presence of a surface can significantly alter the phase-separation process, however(2,3). Here we show that the domains of a phase-separating mixture of polymers in a thin film can be guided into arbitrary structures by a surface with a prepatterned variation of surface energies. Such a pattern can be imposed on a surface by using printing methods for depositing microstructured molecular films(4), thereby allowing for such patterns to be readily transferred to a two-component polymer film. This approach might provide a simple means for fabricating polymer-based microelectronic circuits(5) or polymer resists for lithographic semiconductor processing.
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