Directed Self-assembly of Block Co-polymers for Nano-manufacturing

Kobo ebook | July 17, 2015

byRoel Gronheid, Paul Nealey

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The directed self-assembly (DSA) method of patterning for microelectronics uses polymer phase-separation to generate features of less than 20nm, with the positions of self-assembling materials externally guided into the desired pattern. Directed self-assembly of Block Co-polymers for Nano-manufacturing reviews the design, production, applications and future developments needed to facilitate the widescale adoption of this promising technology.

Beginning with a solid overview of the physics and chemistry of block copolymer (BCP) materials, Part 1 covers the synthesis of new materials and new processing methods for DSA. Part 2 then goes on to outline the key modelling and characterization principles of DSA, reviewing templates and patterning using topographical and chemically modified surfaces, line edge roughness and dimensional control, x-ray scattering for characterization, and nanoscale driven assembly. Finally, Part 3 discusses application areas and related issues for DSA in nano-manufacturing, including for basic logic circuit design, the inverse DSA problem, design decomposition and the modelling and analysis of large scale, template self-assembly manufacturing techniques.



  • Authoritative outlining of theoretical principles and modeling techniques to give a thorough introdution to the topic
  • Discusses a broad range of practical applications for directed self-assembly in nano-manufacturing
  • Highlights the importance of this technology to both the present and future of nano-manufacturing by exploring its potential use in a range of fields

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The directed self-assembly (DSA) method of patterning for microelectronics uses polymer phase-separation to generate features of less than 20nm, with the positions of self-assembling materials externally guided into the desired pattern. Directed self-assembly of Block Co-polymers for Nano-manufacturing reviews the design, production, a...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 17, 2015Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081002610

ISBN - 13:9780081002612

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