UV curing nanoimprint lithography for uniform layers and minimized residual layers

Heon Lee, Gun Young Jung

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Abstract

Due to its ability to produce nanosized patterns on large area substrates with high throughput, UV curing nanoimprinting lithography is a promising technology for nanosized pattern fabrication. However, for it to become a technology for the mass production of nanosized patterns, we must first show that UV curing imprint lithography can produce a uniform layer with minimal residue. In this study, a pressurized chamber imprinting system was used. Isotropic pressure was applied to insure effective delivery of pressing force and uniform pressing. A UV curable resin, consisting of a perfluorinated acrylate and a photo-initiator, was used. The factors determining residual layer thickness in UV curing imprint lithography were investigated. To obtain imprinted patterns with no residual layer, a thin and uniform initial resin layer and pressurized imprinting must be used to rearrange the resin effectively. The high fidelity transfer of various patterns as small as 150 nm with no residual layer was successfully demonstrated by controlling the initial resin thickness at an imprint pressure of 15 atm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8369-8373
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • High fidelity pattern transfer
  • No residual layer
  • Pressurized chamber imprinting system
  • Self-assembled monolayer
  • UV curing nanoimprinting lithography
  • UV curing resin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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