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Surface patterning using templates: concept, properties and device applications

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Abstract

Surface nano-patterns on substrates are the fundamental structures of various nano-devices. Template-based surface nano-patterning techniques are highly efficient methods in realizing different surface nano-patterns. The time-saving and low-cost fabrication processes of the template-based surface patterning are highly desirable for industry in fabricating different kinds of nano-devices. This tutorial review summarizes the recent advancements in the field of template-based surface nano-patterning, especially focusing on three templates prepared using self-assembly processes: ultra-thin alumina membranes, monolayer polystyrene sphere arrays, and block copolymer patterns. The basic concepts, the general fabrication processes, the structure-related properties, and the device applications of these template-based surface nano-patterning techniques are introduced.

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The article was received on 07 Apr 2010 and first published on 28 Oct 2010


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B924854B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011,40, 1247-1258
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    Surface patterning using templates: concept, properties and device applications

    Y. Lei, S. Yang, M. Wu and G. Wilde, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 1247
    DOI: 10.1039/B924854B

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