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Nanopatterning Lithography

Guest edited by Jae Jong Lee (Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials, Korea), Helmut Schift (Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland)
To fabricate nanoscale structures on different kinds of substrates, nanopatterning lithography technologies have been studied during the past decades. Especially, nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is a promising technology for producing two-dimensional or three dimensional structures with sub-10 nm half-pitch features. The advantages of this simple process include low cost, high replication fidelity, and relatively high throughput and productivity. Recently, nanoscale and micro-scale hybrid structures have attracted significant research interest due to their potential for use in biosensors, anti-reflection films, anti-fingerprint films, solar cells, nanofluidic and microfluidic channels, and some functional optical films. The nanopatterning lithography systems using roll-typed stamps have become increasingly appealing technologies for undertaking mass production and continuous fabrication of those hybrid patterns on large area substrates. Papers in this thematic series introduce and review the recent advances in the field of the nanopatterning lithography, from the fabrication processes and techniques to manufactured functional devices and their novel applications.


  1. Content type: Research

    In this work, ladder-shaped block copolymer structures consisting of parallel bars, bends, and T-junctions are formed inside square confinement. We define binary states by the two degenerate alignment orientat...

    Authors: Hyung Wan Do, Hong Kyoon Choi, Karim R. Gadelrab, Jae-Byum Chang, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Caroline A. Ross and Karl K. Berggren

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2018 5:25

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    Flexible and highly ordered nanopillar arrayed electrodes have brought great interest for many electrochemical applications, especially to the biosensors, because of its unique mechanical and topological prope...

    Authors: Yoo Min Park, Sun Young Lim, Soon Woo Jeong, Younseong Song, Nam Ho Bae, Seok Bok Hong, Bong Gill Choi, Seok Jae Lee and Kyoung G. Lee

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2018 5:15

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    We present a facile and scalable coating method based on controlled airbrushing, which is suitable for conformal resin coating in continuous roll-to-roll (R2R) nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process. By control...

    Authors: Jae Hyuk Lee, Minho Na, Jiyeop Kim, Kangeun Yoo, Jaekyu Park, Jeong Dae Kim, Dong Kyo Oh, Seungjo Lee, Hongseok Youn, Moon Kyu Kwak and Jong G. Ok

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2017 4:11

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  4. Content type: Research

    Microfluidic devices where the microchannel walls were decorated with micro and nanostructures were fabricated using 3D nanomolding. Using 3D molded microfluidic devices with microchannel walls decorated with ...

    Authors: Bahador Farshchian, Alborz Amirsadeghi, Junseo Choi, Daniel S. Park, Namwon Kim and Sunggook Park

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2017 4:4

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  5. Content type: Letters

    The water splitting properties of InGaN photoanodes equipped with ZnO nanowires were examined in this study. Over the solar spectrum range, the absorbance exhibited a remarkable increase due to the enhanced li...

    Authors: Junjie Kang, Vinhquang Dang, Hongjian Li, Sungjin Moon, Panpan Li, Yangdoo Kim, Chaehyun Kim, Hakjong Choi, Zhiqiang Liu and Heon Lee

    Citation: Nano Convergence 2016 3:34

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