TITLE

THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESS YIELDS NANOSCALE LITHOGRAPHY

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
EDN;10/11/2007, Vol. 52 Issue 21, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the development of a fast, reliable environmentally flexible, commercially viable way of creating nanoscale structures by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The thermochemical nanolithography technique is said to employ the heated tip of an atomic-force microscope to induce a chemical reaction on the surface of a thin polymer film. It adds that the reaction changes the film from a hydrophobic to a hydrophilic substance. It cites that the method can write at speeds of millimeters per second. It can also function outside a vacuum.
ACCESSION #
27134586

 

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