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Keywords:

  • Patterning;
  • Polymers;
  • Fullerene;
  • Nanocomposites;
  • Thin Films;
  • Light;
  • Self-assembly;
  • Dewetting Suppression
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The stability and association of polymer–fullerene films upon thermal annealing depends strongly on exposure to light, even at ambient conditions. As a result, dewetting of nanocomposite films can be prevented and the characteristic lengthscales of phase separated morphologies finely tuned. Coupling photopatterning with either self-organization process provides a powerful route for the directed assembly of fullerene-based nanocomposites into functional “circuits”.