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Method of producing nanopatterned articles, and articles produced thereby

United States Patent

April 28, 2015
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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)
14/ 048,073
October 8, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under MRSEC on Polymers Grant No. DMR-0213695 awarded by the National Science Foundation, and Office of Basic Energy Sciences Grant No. DE-FG02-96ER45612 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.