Room-temperature nanoimprint lithography for crystalline poly(fluoroalkyl acrylate) thin films

Koji Honda, Masamichi Morita, Hiroyasu Masunaga, Sono Sasaki, Masaki Takata, Atsushi Takahara

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Abstract

A mold with a line pattern was imprinted onto a thin film of poly{2-(perfluorooctyl)ethyl acrylate} with long crystalline fluoroalkyl groups (PFA-C8), and the nanoimprinting characteristics of PFA-C8 thin films were investigated. It was revealed that nanostructures could be imprinted on PFA-C8 at room temperature because of the weak interaction among the fluoroalkyl groups in crystallites. The nanotextured PFA-C8 film with a line pattern exhibited anisotropic wetting behavior. The anisotropic wetting behavior was attributed to the difference between the energy barriers of wetting in the direction parallel and orthogonal to the lines. Fabricated nanostructures were stable for annealing below its melting point and were stable at room temperature (RT) for several months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-875
Number of pages6
JournalSoft Matter
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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