Thermal nanoimprint lithography of polymer films on non-adhesive substrates by using mussel-inspired adhesive polymer layers

Hiroshi Yabu, Yuta Saito, Masatsugu Shimomura, Yasutaka Matsuo

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Abstract

In this paper, we show the first demonstration of a substrate-independent thermal nanoimprint lithography (T-NIL) process by using a mussel-inspired amphiphilic polymer as an adhesive layer. Since the thin adhesive layer comprised of the mussel-inspired amphiphilic polymer strongly bound substrates and polymer layers, surface patterns successfully transferred onto polymer layers by T-NIL process without any exfoliation even at near the glass transition temperature of the polymer. By using this biomimetic T-NIL process, surface patterns successfully transferred even onto a poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) substrate, which is one of the most non-adhesive materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1558-1561
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume1
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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