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Nonuniform shrinkage and stretching of polymerized nanostructures fabricated by two-photon photopolymerization

Li, Yan and Qi, Fengjie and Yang, Hong and Gong, Qihuang and Dong, Xianzi and Duan, Xuanming (2008) Nonuniform shrinkage and stretching of polymerized nanostructures fabricated by two-photon photopolymerization. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19 (5).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/19/05/055303

Abstract

We propose a method to measure the nonuniform shrinkage and stretching of polymerized nanostructures by marking them with periodical points. The method was tested, and the results showed that suspended lines themselves shrank after fabrication, but they were also stretched due to the shrinkage of their support anchors, a phenomenon that has not been investigated much before. The extension strain was measured from the change in the separation points, which reached 75% for a 2 mu m-long line with a width of 40 nm.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:1892
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:16 Dec 2008 16:19
Last Modified:16 Dec 2008 16:19

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