Forward-transfer laser implantation of pyrene molecules in a solid polymer

D. M. Karnakis, M. Goto, N. Ichinose, S. Kawanishi, H. Fukumura

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Excimer laser- (248 nm) induced pyrene implantation in a solid polymer has been investigated in the forward-transfer configuration. Atomic force microscopy provides detailed topological images of the implanted surface, the geometry of which remains mostly unaltered following low-intensity laser radiation in contrast to a laser ablation transfer case. The dopant host polymer thickness appears to strongly influence the efficiency of the process. The experimental results are interpreted on the basis of a thermally activated ejection and implantation mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1439-1441
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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