CFN Internal Research Seminar
"Fabricating Nanostructures using Self-Assembled Block Copolymers"
Presented by Chuck Black, CFN - BNL
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 11 am
Bldg. 735 - Conf Rm B
Block copolymer self assembly is a particularly convenient method for fabricating nanostructured materials and devices, having the ability to spontaneously form regular patterns over arbitrarily large areas with feature sizes in the range of 10 nanometers. Because block copolymers can be processed in a manner similar to polymer photoresists, they are used by our group and many groups throughout the world to build nanostructures by combining with more conventional top-down fabrication approaches. Several CFN staff members have significant experience and knowledge of block copolymers, and we should consider use of these materials as a strategic scientific strength of our center. I will describe some of our current projects using block copolymers to fabricate nanostructures for solar devices, as well as new directions we will pursue in the near future. A goal of my presentation will be finding other ongoing or planned CFN research that can benefit from the types of structures we can fabricate by this approach.