A simple and efficient method for patterning polymeric semiconductors for applications in the field of organic electronics is proposed. The entire polymer layer, except for the desired pattern, is selectively lifted off from a flat poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) stamp surface by an epoxy mold with a relief pattern. This is advantageous because the elastic deformation of the PDMS stamp around protrusions of a patterned stamp under pressure can assist the plastic deformation of a polymer film along the pattern edges, yielding large area and high quality patterns, and the PDMS surface has low surface energy, which allows the easy removal of the polymer film.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
|Published - 2009
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering