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Molecular Recognition in Self-Assembled Integrated Circuits: Getting Smaller while under Control


  • This work was supported by the National Creative Research Initiative Program of the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology.


Available in small print: Block copolymer lithography has great potential for reducing the size and fabrication time of integrated circuits. Hydrogen-bonding-mediated molecular recognition in self-assembly processes can be used to produce highly ordered square arrays of block copolymers on the surface of a silicon substrate (see picture).

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