Patterning: Templated Solid-State Dewetting to Controllably Produce Complex Patterns (Adv. Mater. 13/2011)

Authors

  • Jongpil Ye,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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  • Carl V. Thompson

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
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Abstract

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When single-crystal films dewet, crystalline ani-sotropy leads to the formation of patterns with regular characteristics. Lithographically pre-pat-terned films form complex structures with smaller dimensions than the original pattern, as reported by Carl V. Thompson and co-workers on p. 1567. The shape of the initial pattern affects the nature of the dewetted structure in a deterministic way, providing a new approach to complex structure formation through pattern-templated solid-state dewetting.

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