Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Method of producing nanopatterned articles, and articles produced thereby

United States Patent

July 3, 2012
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
A nanopatterned surface is prepared by forming a block copolymer film on a miscut crystalline substrate, annealing the block copolymer film, then reconstructing the surface of the annealed block copolymer film. The method creates a well-ordered array of voids in the block copolymer film that is maintained over a large area. The nanopatterned block copolymer films can be used in a variety of different applications, including the fabrication of high density data storage media.
Russell; Thomas P. (Amherst, MA), Park; Soojin (Amherst, MA), Xu; Ting (Berkeley, CA)
The University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA), The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
12/ 553,401
September 3, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to National Science Foundation MRSEC on Polymers Grant No. DMR-0213695, and Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences Grant No. DE-FG02-96ER45612.