Soft-mold-induced self-construction of polymer patterns under microwave irradiation

Fu-Hsiang Ko*, Chia Tien Wu, Mei Fen Chen, Jem Kun Chen, Tieh Chi Chu

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Abstract

In this study, the authors used a soft-mold-induced self-construction method to fabricate three-dimensional patterns under microwave irradiation for 1 min. The authors estimated the actual pattern growth temperature using a fluorescence probe technique. The temperature at which pattern growth originated was, by necessity, higher than the glass transition temperature of the novolak resist. Electrostatic forces and surface tension effects under the electromagnetic field contributed significantly to the pattern growth, and the use of an antisticking agent allowed easy demolding.

Original languageEnglish
Article number191901
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume90
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 May 2007

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