Photonic and electronic applications of mesoscopic polymer assemblies

Masatsugu Shimomura, Takeo Koito, Norihiko Maruyama, Keiko Arai, Jin Nishida, Lars Gråsjö, Olaf Karthaus, Kuniharu Ijiro

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Mesoscopic two-dimensional patterns, regular dots, stripes, and honeycomb networks are formed when dilute organic solutions of polymers are cast on solid surfaces. Dynamic patterns, so-called "dissipative structures", formed in the non-equilibrium thermodynamic process of solvent evaporation, are fixed as the two-dimensional polymer patterns on substrates. Some photonic and electronic applications of the mesoscopic polymer patterns are described in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Dewetting
  • Dissipative structure
  • Mesoscopic polymer pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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