Mesoscopic self-assembly of gold islands on diblock-copolymer films

T. L. Morkved, P. Wiltzius, H. M. Jaeger, D. G. Grier, T. A. Witten

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    We describe the fabrication and characterization of self-assembled gold island arrays on diblock-copolymer thin films. The natural tendency of these polymers to form ordered phases is used to induce selective aggregation of evaporated gold metal during an annealing process. We obtain well-defined, nanoscale island arrays aligned with one of the copolymer blocks. Near perfect segregation is achieved between the two domains. Two types of diblock-copolymer systems are discussed, together with the resulting island patterns.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)422-424
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1994


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    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Morkved, T. L., Wiltzius, P., Jaeger, H. M., Grier, D. G., & Witten, T. A. (1994). Mesoscopic self-assembly of gold islands on diblock-copolymer films. Applied Physics Letters, 64(4), 422-424.