Morphological evolution of nanostructured surface using anodic aluminum template

Chui Yu Chiu, Chiung Fang Huang, Jeou Long Lee, Yi Lin, Yung Kang Shen

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Abstract

Nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates are fabricated using an anodization method. The mean diameter of the nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide templates is 100 nm. A molded plastic thin film with nano-structure is fabricated using AAO template as a mold insert by nanoimprint. The surface properties of the molded plastic thin film obtained using various processing parameters in nanoimprint are discussed. The contact angle of the molded polycarbonate (PC) thin film with the nano-structure exceeds that without the nano-structure. The molded PC thin film (with nano-structure) with a hydrophobic surface is formed, and has a water contact angle of 128.5°. The use of anodic aluminum oxide to prepare a mold insert for nanoimprint supports the formation of a nano-structure in the molded PC thin film, and effectively increases its reflectance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event3rd International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering - Shenzhen, China
Duration: Dec 5 2011Dec 8 2011

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period12/5/1112/8/11

Keywords

  • anodic aluminum oxide
  • contact angle
  • nano-structure
  • nanoimprint
  • reflectance
  • surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Chiu, C. Y., Huang, C. F., Lee, J. L., Lin, Y., & Shen, Y. K. (2012). Morphological evolution of nanostructured surface using anodic aluminum template. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8409). [84091G] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.922997