Highly efficient nano-engineering tools will certainly revolutionize the biomedical and sensing devices research and development in the years to come. Here, we present a novel high performance conducting poly(pyrrole) nanowires (PPy-NW) patterning technology on thermoplastic surfaces (poly(ethylene terephthalate (PETE), poly(ethylene 2,6-naphthalate (PEN), polyimide (PI), and cyclic olefin copolymer) using nanocontact printing and controlled chemical polymerization (nCP-CCP) technique. The technique uses a commercial compact disk as a template to produce nanopatterned polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) stamps. ThePDMSnanopatterned stamp was applied to print the PPy-NWsand the developed technology of nCP-CCP produced 3D conducting nanostructures. This new and very promising nanopatterning technology was achieved in a single step and with a low cost of fabrication over large areas.
- Nanocontact printing
- Thermoplastic films
Garcia-Cruz, A., Lee, M., Marote, P., Zine, N., Sigaud, M., Bonhomme, A., Pruna, R., Lopez, M., Bausells, J., Jaffrezic, N., & Errachid, A. (2016). Large area in situ fabrication of poly(pyrrole)-nanowires on flexible thermoplastic films using nanocontact printing. Materials Research Express, 3(8), . https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/3/8/085018