Organic-based photonics and molecular electronics are attracting an increasing interest in modern science. The realization of highresolution master structures by electron beam lithography (EBL) and their transfer to different organic functional materials by mechanical lithographies allow to fully exploit the wide flexibility of molecular systems for opto- and nanoelectronic devices. Planar nanojunctions, consisting of two metallic electrodes separated by an insulating medium, permit to test the molecular conduction properties. Since the typical size of a biomolecule is of the order of a few nanometer, hybrid molecular electronic (HME) devices need metallic electrodes separated by a nanometer-scale channel. Conversely, photonic applications often require 100 nm to 1 Am features on large areas. In this work, we report on the fabrication of both large-area periodic master structures with resolution down to 200 nm, and planar metallic electrodes with sub-10 nm separation obtained by EBL followed by metal electroplating deposition. The fabricated 3-terminal bio-nanodevices show a transistor-like behaviour with a maximum voltage gain of 0.76. Moreover, we developed a number of mechanical patterning methods, including soft hot embossing, rapid prototyping, sub-micrometer fluidics, high- and room-temperature nanoimprinting, to fabricate planar nanostructures on both biomolecular and organic materials. These allowed us a high-fidelity pattern transfer up to 100-nm scale resolution, without reducing the emission yields of light-emitting organics, thus opening the way to the one-step realization of organic-based confined optoelectronic devices.
|Autori:||P. VISCONTI; D. PISIGNANO; A. DELLA TORRE; L. PERSANO; G. MARUCCIO; A. BIASCO; R. CINGOLANI; R. RINALDI|
|Titolo:||Electron-beam and mechanical lithographies as enabling factors for organic-based device fabrication|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.msec.2005.07.005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|