Polymer stamps for nanoimprinting

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Stamp fabrication for nanoimprinting can be significantly simplified, when specialized crosslinking polymers are applied to pattern definition. The polymer patterns can be used as stamps themselves. Two possibilities are reported: (1) An e-beam sensitive resist was developed, which enables the fabrication of polymer-on-silicon stamps. Patterns with a feature size of 70 nm could be created. (2) Full plastic stamps were obtained by a casting-moulding technique, which enable pattern transfer from any conventional mould. The quality of the two stamp variants were proved by imprinting experiments. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.


  • K Pfeiffer
  • M Fink
  • G Ahrens
  • G Gruetzner
  • F Reuther
  • J Seekamp
  • S Zankovych
  • CMS Torres
  • Ivan Maximov
  • Marc Beck
  • Mariusz Graczyk
  • Lars Montelius
  • H Schulz
  • HC Scheer
  • F Steingrueber
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • crosslinked polymers, nanoimprint lithography, stamp fabrication, e-beam resist
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-398
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch