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Electrostatic self-assembly processing of functional nanocomposites
Author(s): Jeffrey B. Mecham; Kristi L. Cooper; Keith Huie; Richard O. Claus
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Paper Abstract

We have used the electrostatic self-assembly (ESA) processing technique to synthesize a series of functional nanocomposites. For example, such films exhibit large electro-optic coefficients (r33), excellent piezoelectric properties (d33), high electrical conductivity and giant magnetoresistance (GMR). By controlling the molecular structure of the components and the physical ordering of multiple multilayers, the macroscopic properties of the multilayer thin films fabricated using this simple, low-cost method may be determined. Such processing techniques may be incorporated with ink jet print technologies to form patterned thin film structures. For low-cost upscaling to larger substrates, spray techniques are being investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4468, Engineering Thin Films with Ion Beams, Nanoscale Diagnostics, and Molecular Manufacturing, (27 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.452554
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey B. Mecham, NanoSonic, Inc. (United States)
Kristi L. Cooper, NanoSonic, Inc. (United States)
Keith Huie, NanoSonic, Inc. (United States)
Richard O. Claus, NanoSonic, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4468:
Engineering Thin Films with Ion Beams, Nanoscale Diagnostics, and Molecular Manufacturing
Emile J. Knystautas; Wiley P. Kirk; Valerie Browning, Editor(s)

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