Advanced Functional Materials

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May 22, 2002

Capillary force lithography...

a technique for general purpose patterning on a large area, has been used by Lee et al. to obtain various useful microstructures through self-organization. A polydimethylsiloxane mold is placed on a polymer film, which is then heated above its glass-transition temperature. The phenomenon of dewetting in capillary force lithography is also described as a new pathway for realizing anisotropic thin films. (H. H. Lee, June 18, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2002, 12, 405–413)

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