TITLE

Double textured cylindrical block copolymer domains via directional solidification on a topographically patterned substrate

AUTHOR(S)
Park, Cheolmin; Cheng, Joy Y.; Fasolka, Michael J.; Mayes, Anne M.; Ross, C. A.; Thomas, Edwin L.; De Rosa, Claudio
PUB. DATE
August 2001
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/6/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Directional solidification of cylinder forming block copolymer films confined between a directionally crystallizing solvent (benzoic acid) and a topographically patterned silicon substrate imparts a particular orientation to the block copolymer microdomains that is dependent of the solidification direction and the local film thickness. The substrate features (30 nm high, 2μm wide square mesas on a 4μm sq lattice) shape the film morphology by periodically modulating the local film thickness. Thicker regions between substrate features (plateaus) exhibit in-plane cylinders aligned in the crystallization direction and thinner regions over the substrate features (mesas) display vertically aligned cylindrical domains. This approach is a simple and general technique for engineering an intended domain orientation in specific areas of a block copolymer film. Development of this method for nanolithographic applications is demonstrated through oxygen plasma reactive ion etching of the patterned cylindrical domains. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
4936894

 

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