Template-Stripped Tunable Plasmonic Devices on Stretchable and Rollable Substrates

Daehan Yoo, Timothy W. Johnson, Sudhir Cherukulappurath, David J. Norris, Sang Hyun Oh

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We use template stripping to integrate metallic nanostructures onto flexible, stretchable, and rollable substrates. Using this approach, high-quality patterned metals that are replicated from reusable silicon templates can be directly transferred to polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrates. First we produce stretchable gold nanohole arrays and show that their optical transmission spectra can be modulated by mechanical stretching. Next we fabricate stretchable arrays of gold pyramids and demonstrate a modulation of the wavelength of light resonantly scattered from the tip of the pyramid by stretching the underlying PDMS film. The use of a flexible transfer layer also enables template stripping using a cylindrical roller as a substrate. As an example, we demonstrate roller template stripping of metallic nanoholes, nanodisks, wires, and pyramids onto the cylindrical surface of a glass rod lens. These nonplanar metallic structures produced via template stripping with flexible and stretchable films can facilitate many applications in sensing, display, plasmonics, metasurfaces, and roll-to-roll fabrication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10647-10654
Number of pages8
JournalACS nano
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 24 2015

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  • metasurface
  • nanohole array
  • nanoplasmonics
  • pyramidal tips
  • roll-to-roll fabrication
  • roller nanoimprint lithography
  • stretchable devices
  • template stripping


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