Super-resolution fluorescence imaging of nanoimprinted polymer patterns by selective fluorophore adsorption combined with redox switching

Yu Yabiku, Shoichi Kubo, Masaru Nakagawa, Martin Vacha, Satoshi Habuchi

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Abstract

We applied a super-resolution fluorescence imaging based on selective adsorption and redox switching of the fluorescent dye molecules for studying polymer nanostructures. We demonstrate that nano-scale structures of polymer thin films can be visualized with the image resolution better than 80 nm. The method was applied to image 100 nm-wide polymer nanopatterns fabricated by thermal nanoimprinting. The results point to the applicability of the method for evaluating residual polymer thin films and dewetting defect of the polymer resist patterns which are important for the quality control of the fine nanoimprinted patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102128
JournalAIP Advances
Volume3
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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