Nanocrystal-Based Luminescent Composites for Nanoimprinting Lithography (pages 822–828)
Michela Tamborra, Marinella Striccoli, M. Lucia Curri, Juan A. Alducin, David Mecerreyes, Josè A. Pomposo, Nikolaos Kehagias, Vincent Reboud, Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres and Angela Agostiano
Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.200600690
CdSe@ZnS nanocrystals are incorporated in acrylic acid or amine-functionalized PMMA copolymers (see image) to obtain fluorescent nanocomposites characterized by homogeneous NC dispersion and a significant increase in emission efficiency, without modifying the excellent processability of the thermoplastic polymer. Such properties permit the fabrication of highly luminescent nanostructures at the micro- and nanoscale, extending the patterning resolution limit by means of nanoimprinting lithography.