Springer Theses

Electrohydrodynamic Patterning of Functional Materials

Authors: Oppenheimer, Pola Goldberg

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Provides a detailed introduction to electrohydrodynamic lithography and its principles
  • Describes a novel and unique lithographic method of inducing and exploiting surface instabilities
  • Seeds interdisciplinary cooperation and represents technology development at the interface of physical, biomedical and materials science
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This thesis explores a route to induce and control the structure formation process in thin films by the use of strong electric fields. We investigate, establish and apply the use of the electrohydrodynamic (EHD) lithography as a versatile patterning tool on the sub-micrometre and nanometre length scales for functional materials. Thin films are ubiquitous, they are found in nature and used in almost every aspect of daily life. While film instabilities are often undesirable in nature and technology, they can be utilized to produce structures by precisely controlling the destabilization of the film. EHD lithography utilizes instabilities induced by means of an electric field to fabricate periodic structures. EHD patterning is set to become a competitive candidate for low-cost lithographic technology for a number of applications. Herein, the applied potential of this lithographic process is explored by expanding its applicability to a broad range of materials and by a simultaneous patterning of multilayer systems or functional polymers yielding hierarchical architectures with novel functionalities.
EHD pattern formation enables for instance, the fabrication of multi-scale structured arrays as surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-active platforms. Furthermore, crystalline and conductive polymers are patterned using the EHD approach and the underlying structure formation mechanisms are discussed. This extension towards functional material systems offers interesting prospects for potential applications. Findings of this thesis are very promising for use in optoelectronic devices.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Oppenheimer, Pola Goldberg

    Pages 1-10

  • Theoretical Background and Physical Principles of EHD Instabilities

    Oppenheimer, Pola Goldberg

    Pages 11-30

  • Experimental Tools and Analytical Techniques

    Oppenheimer, Pola Goldberg

    Pages 31-46

  • Rapid Patterning of Low-Viscosity Resists Using Electrohydrodynamic Lithography

    Oppenheimer, Pola Goldberg

    Pages 47-61

  • Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes via EHD-Driven Patterning of Nanocomposites

    Oppenheimer, Pola Goldberg

    Pages 63-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electrohydrodynamic Patterning of Functional Materials
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00783-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00783-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00782-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03377-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 137
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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