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Thermal nanoimprint lithography of polymer films on non-adhesive substrates by using mussel-inspired adhesive polymer layers

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Abstract

In this paper, we show the first demonstration of a substrate-independent thermal nanoimprint lithography (T-NIL) process by using a mussel-inspired amphiphilic polymer as an adhesive layer. Since the thin adhesive layer comprised of the mussel-inspired amphiphilic polymer strongly bound substrates and polymer layers, surface patterns successfully transferred onto polymer layers by T-NIL process without any exfoliation even at near the glass transition temperature of the polymer. By using this biomimetic T-NIL process, surface patterns successfully transferred even onto a poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) substrate, which is one of the most non-adhesive materials.

Graphical abstract: Thermal nanoimprint lithography of polymer films on non-adhesive substrates by using mussel-inspired adhesive polymer layers

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Submitted
19 Dec 2012
Accepted
10 Jan 2013
First published
10 Jan 2013

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 1558-1561
Article type
Communication

Thermal nanoimprint lithography of polymer films on non-adhesive substrates by using mussel-inspired adhesive polymer layers

H. Yabu, Y. Saito, M. Shimomura and Y. Matsuo, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 1558
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC00882G

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