Spontaneous alignment of self-assembled ABC triblock terpolymers for large-area nanolithography

T. Kubo, R. F. Wang, D. A. Olson, M. Rodwogin, M. A. Hillmyer, C. Leighton

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A general method for preparation of large-area inorganic nanostructure arrays based on the use of core-shell cylinder forming ABC triblock terpolymers is presented. The essential perpendicular cylinder alignment is achieved by the use of a low surface energy B block (polyisoprene), which drives spontaneous perpendicular alignment of cylindrical C domains (polylactide) in a matrix of A (polystyrene), eliminating the lengthy anneal steps, external field alignment procedures, or specialized surface preparations that could severely restrict potential applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number133112
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2008

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Funding Information:
Work supported by INSIC, Fuji Electric/UMN MINT, NSF (Grant No. DMR 0605880), and the NSF MRSEC (Grant No. DMR-0212302).


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