Single-step 3D nanolithography using plasma polymerized hexane films

Pedersen, R.H., Kustanovich, K. and Gadegaard, N. (2012) Single-step 3D nanolithography using plasma polymerized hexane films. Microelectronic Engineering, 98, pp. 167-170. (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2012.07.054)

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Abstract

The fabrication of nanostructured textures on top of a microstructured topography is a topic of considerable interest, with a number of different approaches having been proposed, most of which are either cumbersome, or represent a radical departure from standard fabrication processes. In this work, we present a simple fabrication scheme for obtaining nanopatterned structures in 3D. The scheme relies on the use of plasma polymerized hexane as an electron beam resist. We utilize the unique property of plasma polymerization where the films are deposited with conformal coverage across pre-structured surfaces. This enables high resolution electron beam lithography to be performed on a pre-patterned/etched substrate. As a demonstrator, we show that nanometric line gratings can be produced at both the top and bottom surfaces of preetcheded, 15–20 μm deep, box arrays. The final structure can be replicated in PDMS, to provide a soft working stamp for subsequent 3D patterning.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gadegaard, Professor Nikolaj
Authors: Pedersen, R.H., Kustanovich, K., and Gadegaard, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Microelectronic Engineering
ISSN:0167-9317

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