Patterning of Conducting Polymers Based on a Random Copolymer Strategy: Toward the Facile Fabrication of Nanosensors Exclusively Based on Polymers

Authors

  • B. Dong,

    1. Physikalisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), D-48149 Münster, Germany
    2. Key Lab for Supramolelular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023, P.R. China
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  • D. Y. Zhong,

    1. Physikalisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), D-48149 Münster, Germany
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  • L. F. Chi,

    1. Physikalisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), D-48149 Münster, Germany
    2. Key Lab for Supramolelular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023, P.R. China
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  • H. Fuchs

    1. Physikalisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), D-48149 Münster, Germany
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  • We thank Dr. Andreas Schäfer for technical assistance. This work was supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) within a German-Chinese project. Supporting Information is available from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

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Fabrication of a nanosensor consisting exclusively of polymers with sensing performance superior to a microscale sensor is reported. The device is fabricated by a copolymer strategy combined with a lift-off process, which is capable of patterning a variety of conducting polymer species down to the nanometer scale (see Figure).

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