Nanolithographic electropolymerization of a precursor polymer film to form conducting nanopatterns

Subbiah Jegadesan, Rigoberto C. Advincula, Suresh Valiyaveettil

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Abstract

The formation of conducting nanopatterns using electrochemical nanolithography on an ultrathin polymer film of an electroactive precursor polymer, poly(vinylcarbazole) (PVK), was discussed. In the process, a negative voltage bias was applied to the atomic force microscopy (AFM) tip, which acts as the cathode. The electrochemical oxidation occurs on a dielectric material coated on a conducting electrode, which acts as the anode. The electrochemical crosslinking of the carbazole units results in both higher conductivity and formation of relief structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1282-1285
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 13
Externally publishedYes

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  • Materials Science(all)

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