A simple technique for patterning organic materials using a surfactant assisted lift-off method is proposed. Thin films of various organic materials are prepared, and areas in contact with a surfactant coated poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) stamp are selectively removed. The general applicability of this technique is shown for materials containing nitrate, amine, and carboxylic acid functional groups. This technique provides a new methodology for fabricating patterns with vertical dimensions ranging from 30. nm up to 3. μm on organic thin films with specific functional groups.
- Lift-off patterning
- Morphology of crystalline organic thin films
- Organic thin films (OTFs)
- Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN)