High-yield metal transfer printing on alkyl bis-phosphonate monolayers

Anshuma Pathak, Achyut Bora, Marc Tornow, Tobias Haeberle, Paolo Lugli, Jeffrey Schwartz

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Abstract

The successful transfer printing of thin metal films onto monolayers of aliphatic bisphosphonic acids (bisPAs) is reported. These monolayers were prepared from solution on plasma-grown aluminum oxide, and were compared with analogous monolayers of alkyl monophosphonic acids (monoPAs) for transfer printing efficacy. Water contact angle and AFM measurements indicated uniform films formed from both classes of phosphonic acids. Evaporated Au/Ti films were prepared using patterned polymeric stamps, and were transfer printed onto the various phosphonate monolayers; this process resulted in close to 100% yield for bisPA monolayers, but only poor results were measured for the monoPAs. We attribute efficient printing onto bisPA monolayers to the formation of strong chemical bonds between distal phosphonic acid groups and the stamp-adhered metal film via its native Ti-oxide termination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE-NANO 2015 - 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1559-1563
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381550
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2015 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jul 27 2015Jul 30 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE-NANO 2015 - 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology
Volume2015-January

Other

Other15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2015
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period7/27/157/30/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

Keywords

  • Alkyl bisphosphonic acid
  • Polymeric stamp
  • Self-assembled monolayer
  • Top metal contact
  • Transfer printing

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    Pathak, A., Bora, A., Tornow, M., Haeberle, T., Lugli, P., & Schwartz, J. (2015). High-yield metal transfer printing on alkyl bis-phosphonate monolayers. In IEEE-NANO 2015 - 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (pp. 1559-1563). [7485973] (IEEE-NANO 2015 - 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology; Vol. 2015-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2015.7485973