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Self-organization of polymers into micrometer-sized aggregates for micro-optics and microluminescent devices
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Paper Abstract

A dewetting process of an evaporating solution is used to form micrometer-sized amorphous droplets, or "domes", of organic compounds, both polymeric and low-molar-mass, on various substrates such as silicon, mica, glass, and indiumtin-oxide. The produced patterns are characterized by a regular 2-dimensional array of similar-sized domes. Here we report on the reversible shape change of polymeric domes (between lens and sphere) and the irreversible shape change of domes made of low-molar-mass compounds, e.g. due to crystallization. Control of crystallization leads to the formation of single crystallites of a non-linear-optically active p-nitro phenol salt.

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Date Published: 18 January 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6038, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging II, 603826 (18 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.638169
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Olaf Karthaus, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
Yuji Kiyono, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6038:
Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging II
Derek Abbott; Yuri S. Kivshar; Halina H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop; Shanhui Fan, Editor(s)

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