Bilayer Approach to Laser-Induced Thermal Patterning of π-Conjugated Polymers

Authors

  • Terry J. Gordon,

    1. Department of Chemistry Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 (Canada)
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  • George Vamvounis,

    1. Department of Chemistry Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 (Canada)
    2. Present address: School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia.
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  • Steven Holdcroft

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 (Canada)
    • Department of Chemistry Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6 (Canada).
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  • The authors thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for financial support, Ms. Gisela Schulz and Dr. Xiwen Chen for assistance in quantum yield measurements, and Dr. Cheng Yang and Mr. David Marcolin of Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Co. for helpful discussions and assistance with the flat-bed NIR laser scanner. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

Abstract

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Patterns of a fluorescent π-conjugated polymer (πCP) are obtained by exposure of bilayer films of a NIR-absorbing dye spin cast onto a thermally labile πCP. Feature sizes of 20 µm are obtained using laser scan speeds as high as 0.9 m s−1.

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