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Precursor strategies for metallic nano- and micropatterns using soft lithography

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Abstract

Soft lithographic methods describe a set of printing methods which are widely used for the preparation of structured surfaces. Structured surfaces are essential components in the field of (opto-)electronic devices such as organic light emitting diodes, photovoltaics or organic field effect transistors. In recent years, crucial progress has been achieved in the development of patterned metal coatings for these applications. This review focusses on new strategies for soft lithographical printing of metal structures emphasizing the subtle interplay of printing techniques, metal precursor chemistry, and surface functionalization strategies.

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The article was received on 23 Oct 2014, accepted on 11 Feb 2015 and first published on 13 Feb 2015


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4TC02418D
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 2717-2731
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    Precursor strategies for metallic nano- and micropatterns using soft lithography

    F. M. Wisser, B. Schumm, G. Mondin, J. Grothe and S. Kaskel, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 2717
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TC02418D

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