Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (04): 1135-1142.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100424

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A Novel Path to Patterning Based on the Static Breath Figure Technique

LI Lei, ZHONG Ya-Wen, CHEN Cai-Kang, LI Jian   

  1. College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, Fujian Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2009-11-15 Revised:2010-01-04 Published:2010-04-02
  • Contact: LI Lei


The breath figure technique is one of the most promising strategies for the fabrication of large-sized patterns containing an ordered two-dimensional array of holes. In this review, particular emphasis is placed on the static breath figure technique, which is a robust methodology suitable for various polymers including linear polystyrene (PS), amphiphilic diblock copolymers and polymer/inorganic precursor hybrid films. The resultant highly ordered microporous polymer films can be used as a mask for lithography. Moreover, the microporous polymer films can be surface modified and cross-linked by UV irradiation. The surface modified films can potentially be applied as a cell scaffold and the cross-linked polymer/hybrid films can be used as templates for the growth of nanomaterial arrays.

Key words: Static breath figure, Block copolymer, Patterning


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