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DOI: 10.5445/IR/110102800
Veröffentlicht am 24.10.2018
DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.6.180
Zitationen: 3
Web of Science
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Template-controlled mineralization: Determining film granularity and structure by surface functionality patterns

Blumenstein, N.J.; Berson, J.; Walheim, S.; Atanasova, P.; Baier, J.; Bill, J.; Schimmel, T.

We present a promising first example towards controlling the properties of a self-assembling mineral film by means of the functionality and polarity of a substrate template. In the presented case, a zinc oxide film is deposited by chemical bath deposition on a nearly topography-free template structure composed of a pattern of two self-assembled monolayers with different chemical functionality. We demonstrate the template-modulated morphological properties of the growing film, as the surface functionality dictates the granularity of the growing film. This, in turn, is a key property influencing other film properties such as conductivity, piezoelectric activity and the mechanical properties. A very pronounced contrast is observed between areas with an underlying fluorinated, low energy template surface, showing a much more (almost two orders of magnitude) coarse-grained film with a typical agglomerate size of around 75 nm. In contrast, amino-functionalized surface areas induce the growth of a very smooth, fine-grained surface with a roughness of around 1 nm. The observed influence of the template on the resulting clear contrast in mor ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2190-4286
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-AAA1101028009
KITopen-ID: 110102800
HGF-Programm 43.22.01 (POF III, LK 01)
Erschienen in Beilstein journal of nanotechnology
Band 6
Seiten 1763-1768
Nachgewiesen in Scopus
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