Self-assembled multilayers, composed of alternating layers of α,ω -mercaptoalkanoic acids and Cu2+ ions ("molecular rulers"), are used as organic sidewall spacers and etch resists for the fabrication of registered microstructures with precisely tailored nanometer-scale spacings. The method outlined here eases the stringency of the lithographic processing for patterning second-generation features. Additionally, a new method to lift off the self-assembled multilayered films for the generation of the tailored nanogaps is demonstrated. The advantages of these techniques are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures|
|State||Published - 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering