Nanomaterials: Application & Properties, 2018 IEEE 8th International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties

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Nanostructure Arrays Via Templated Growth
Denise Erb, Kai Schlage, Ralf Röhlsberger, Stefan Facsko

Last modified: 2018-09-14


Nanostructured materials have the potential to make substantial contributions to solving our society’s present challenges, e.g. in the fields of medicine, information technology, or energy harvesting from renewable sources. The possibility to fabricate them at industrially relevant scales will maximize the impact of such materials.

We present bottom-up nanopatterning approaches which promise easy implementation and scale-up by combining well-established techniques and effects:

(a)   spontaneous nanopatterning of crystalline surfaces upon heating,

(b)   suface nanopatterning induced by low-energy ion irradiation,

(c)   diblock copolymer self-assembly

(d)   physical vapor deposition with selective wetting,

(e)   physical vapor deposition with geometrical sha-ding.

Combinations of these techniques and effects can result in highly regular nanostructure arrays of various morphologies and are applicable to a wide range of materials. The versatility of these approaches enables creative research and may lead to beneficial applications in diverse fields, ranging from optics and magnetism to catalysis.