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Plasma directed organization of nanodots on polymers: effects of polymer type and etching time on morphology and order

Plasma directed organization of nanodots on polymers: effects of polymer type and etching time on morphology and order
Plasma directed organization of nanodots on polymers: effects of polymer type and etching time on morphology and order
Oxygen plasma etching of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), and polystyrene (PS) leads to the formation of organized nanodots on the surfaces of the polymers. In this paper, we describe the metrological characterization of these nanodots and compare their morphology as a function of the polymer type. We study the evolution of the surface morphology with etching time and observe a transition point where dual scale roughness develops, order is lost, and sudden increase in the surface roughness is observed. Possible mechanisms are discussed.
directed assembly, metrological characterization, nanofabrication, o2 plasmas, polymers
1612-8850
866-872
Kontziampasis, Dimitrios
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Constantoudis, Vassilios
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Gogolides, Evangelos
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Kontziampasis, Dimitrios
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Constantoudis, Vassilios
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Gogolides, Evangelos
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Kontziampasis, Dimitrios, Constantoudis, Vassilios and Gogolides, Evangelos (2012) Plasma directed organization of nanodots on polymers: effects of polymer type and etching time on morphology and order. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 9 (9), 866-872. (doi:10.1002/ppap.201100163).

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Oxygen plasma etching of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), and polystyrene (PS) leads to the formation of organized nanodots on the surfaces of the polymers. In this paper, we describe the metrological characterization of these nanodots and compare their morphology as a function of the polymer type. We study the evolution of the surface morphology with etching time and observe a transition point where dual scale roughness develops, order is lost, and sudden increase in the surface roughness is observed. Possible mechanisms are discussed.

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Published date: September 2012
Keywords: directed assembly, metrological characterization, nanofabrication, o2 plasmas, polymers
Organisations: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

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Local EPrints ID: 368024
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/368024
ISSN: 1612-8850
PURE UUID: 22104427-1703-4815-bc4f-b9358bbdc6b1

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Date deposited: 09 Sep 2014 13:54
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 21:47

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