Journal article
Spinodal patterning in organic-inorganic hybrid layer systems



Publication Details
Authors:
Müller-Wiegand, M.; Georgiev, G.; Oesterschulze, E.; Fuhrmann, T.; Salbeck, J.
Publication year:
2002
Journal:
Applied Physics Letters
Pages range:
4940-4942
Journal acronym:
Appl. Phys. Lett.
Volume number:
81
ISSN:
0003-6951

Abstract
We demonstrate a general feature of organic films between a substrate and a deformable claddinglayer: the capability of forming periodic structures by heating above the glass transition temperatureof the organic film. This patterning process by self-organization is caused by the interplay ofdispersion interactions and mechanical stress which leads to spinodal deformation. The dynamicevolution of the structures was investigated by time-resolved light diffraction. By prepatterning thesubstrate, the direction of the waves can be controlled.

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