Multilayer transfer printing of electroactive thin film composites

Cebeci, Fevzi Çakmak and Schmidt, Daniel J. and Hammond, Paula T. (2014) Multilayer transfer printing of electroactive thin film composites. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (22). pp. 20519-20523. ISSN 1944-8244 (Print) 1944-8252 (Online)

[thumbnail of am506120e_fccebeci_acs_ami.pdf] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (5MB) | Request a copy


We demonstrate the high fidelity transfer printing of an electroactive polymer nanocomposite thin film onto a conductive electrode. Polyelectrolyte multilayer thin films of thickness ∼200 nm containing 68 vol % Prussian Blue nanoparticles are assembled on a UV-curable photopolymer stamp and transferred in their entirety onto ITO-coated glass creating ∼2.5 μm-wide line patterns with ∼1.25 μm spacing. AFM and SEM are used to investigate pattern fidelity and morphology, while cyclic voltammetry confirms the electroactive nature of the film and electrical connectivity with the electrode. The patterning strategy presented here could be used to pattern electroactive thin films containing a high density of nanoparticles onto individually addressable microelectrodes for a variety of applications ranging from biosensor arrays to flexible electronics.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: surface patterning; stamping; layer-by-layer assembly; polyelectrolyte multilayers; polymer nanocomposite; Prussian blue nanoparticles; and electrical conductivity
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD450-801 Physical and theoretical chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Basic Sciences > Chemistry
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Materials Science & Eng.
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Fevzi Çakmak Cebeci
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2014 11:56
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 12:14

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item