Block copolymer self-assembly: ordered film formation and defect analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Morris, Michael A. en Collins, Timothy W. 2018-02-28T12:00:13Z 2017 2017
dc.identifier.citation Collins, T. W. 2017. Block copolymer self-assembly: ordered film formation and defect analysis. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 133 en
dc.description.abstract The self-assembly of block copolymers (BCPs) is a promising strategy for the creation of nanoscale structures for use in a wide range of applications. In particular, as conventional photolithographic methods of fabricating nanoelectronics approach their physical limitations, BCPs offer a route to continue scaling down feature size. This thesis investigated the ability of BCPs in thin film to form well-ordered patterns in the nanometre range using a series of polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO), polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) (PS-b-PMMA) and polystyrene-block-poly(2-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P2VP) for lithographic applications. A novel application for the analysis of BCP patterns is detailed, as a tool for the further optimisation of microphase separation techniques. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2017, Timothy William Collins. en
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dc.subject Nanotechnology en
dc.subject Materials science en
dc.subject Block copolymers en
dc.subject Semiconductors en
dc.subject Nanopatterns en
dc.title Block copolymer self-assembly: ordered film formation and defect analysis en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Science) en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en Chemistry en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
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dc.check.chapterOfThesis 4
dc.check.embargoformat Both hard copy thesis and e-thesis en
dc.internal.conferring Spring 2018 en

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