This research was funded by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers Program of the National Science Foundation (Award # NSF-0425826).
Multiscale Directed Assembly of Polymer Blends Using Chemically Functionalized Nanoscale-Patterned Templates†
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2009
Copyright © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 5, Issue 24, pages 2788–2791, December 18, 2009
How to Cite
Chiota, J., Shearer, J., Wei, M., Barry, C. and Mead, J. (2009), Multiscale Directed Assembly of Polymer Blends Using Chemically Functionalized Nanoscale-Patterned Templates. Small, 5: 2788–2791. doi: 10.1002/smll.200901530
- Issue published online: 14 DEC 2009
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 6 OCT 2009
- Manuscript Received: 17 AUG 2009
- dip-pen nanolithography;
- polymer blends
This study focuses on the rapid directed nanoscale assembly of polystyrene/polymethyl methacrylate blends into complex patterns of non-uniform geometries at multiple length scales on a single template. The patterns were created using alkanethiols on gold templates (see image) patterned by dip-pen nanolithography. These chemically functionalized nanotemplates direct the nanoscale assembly of polymer blends into non-uniform patterns in short times.