Replication of Functional Polymeric Nanostructures, Dr. Ken Carter



May 12 Dinner Lecture

"Replication of Functional Polymeric Nanostructures"

Ken Carter
IBM Almaden Research Center
& Chair of ACS Poly Division

Contact molding of thin films is an important lithographic technique and shows
great promise in the ability to transfer nanoscale patterns in an efficient, economic fashion.
We have found that polymer networks composed of a mixture of photopolymerizable
monomers (acrylates and methacrylates) can be molded and photocured, providing image
transfer, and we have demonstrated technologically interesting applications (ref. 1). The
use of these nanoscopically printed materials simply as sacrificial resist layers is obvious
but does not take advantage of the chemistry presented at the surface of the patterned
polymer. We have been exploring polymer interfaces of the patterned networks and
subsequent modification of the molded network surface functionality. We add a functional
comonomer to our photopolymer resin and after molding a fraction of this incorporated
functionality is present at the surface of the polymer and available for subsequent reactions.
This concept of embedded functionality has been exploited in a number of ways.
Earlier this year we reported the ability to tune the size, shape and chemistry of nanopatterned
surfaces by performing grafting reactions utilizing surface initiated "living" free radical
polymerization techniques (ref. 2). More recently, we have been exploiting the surface
functionality to accommodate the attachment of (1) metals layers by electroless chemical
deposition, (2) semiconducting polymers and (3) bioactive materials. The synthesis,
characterization and use of these new materials and related techniques are discussed.

(1) "Nanoscale Patterning of Magnetic Islands by Imprint Lithography Using a Flexible Mold",
McClelland, G. M.; Hart, M. W.; Rettner, C. T.; Best, M. E.; Carter, K. R.; Terris, B. D.
Appl. Phys. Lett., 2002, 81(8), 1483.

(2) "A Versatile Method for Tuning the Chemistry and Size of Nanoscopic Features by
Living Free Radical Polymerization", von Werne, T. A.; Germack, D. S.; Hagberg, E. C.; Sheares, V. V.;
Hawker, C. J.; Carter, K. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125(13), 3831.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Carter is a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose.
He graduated (B.S. Chemistry) from the State University of New York-Oneonta and received
his Ph.D. (Inorganic/Polymer Chemistry) from the University of Vermont, having worked for
Prof. Christopher W. Allen on the synthesis and characterization of phosphazene ring-containing
polymers. Dr. Carter did a year of postdoctoral research at the IBM Almaden Research Center
before joining the IBM Research Staff in 1992. Over the last 12 years, Dr. Carter has performed
research related to the design and use of high performance polymers in microelectronics applications.
He has over 70 papers and 20 patents on his research. His projects have included non-linear
optical polymers, high-Tg packaging materials, high performance printer toner resins, low dielectric
constant nanoporous polymers, and more recently electroactive (OLED and bistable) polymers and
the study of high resolution nanopatterning techniques. In addition to his position at IBM, Dr. Carter
is also a principal investigator within the NSF Center on Polymeric Interfaces and Macromolecular
Assemblies (CPIMA), an IBM/Stanford/UC Davis/UC Berkeley partnership. He has also served
as Chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry (2001-2004).



DATE: Wednesday, May 12

Location: Michael's at Shoreline
(see directions below)

Timing: 6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture

Cost: $30 with advance registration
half price students, retired, unemployed
free for just the lecture at 8PM
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$35 after registration deadline

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Upcoming GGPF meetings:

June 9, 2004
Monthly Dinner Lecture
Michael's at Shoreline Park, Mountain View
"Self-Assembling Efficient Organic Electronics"
Prof. Rachel Segalman, Chem. Engr. Dept., U.C. Berkeley


OTHER EVENTS of possible interest to the
GGPF audience:

APRIL 2004

April 18-21, Monterey
SPIE Symposium on Optical Data Storage

April 18-23, Pacific Grove (Asilomar)
The 45th ENC -
Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference

April 19-20, San Jose
Molecular Engineering Conference Forum 2004
"Building the Business of Nanotechnology"

April 20, San Ramon
NorCal AIChE Annual Symposium
"Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy".
For details visit the symposium web page

April 20-21, Stanford
Two-day open house at the Stanford NanoFabrication Facility,
with tutorials, vendor lectures, tours, etc.

April 21, Mountain View
Joint NorCalSAMPE- SCV-ASMI Dinner Meeting
"Software and Properties Data for the Selection of Materials in
Structural Design", Will Marsden, Granta Design Limited

April 22, Palo Alto
Santa Clara Valley ACS section dinner lecture
"Mad Cow Disease and the Chemistry of Rogue Proteins"
Mike Baldwin, UCSF
details to be posted later on

April 23rd, Santa Clara
32nd annual Northern California Electronic Materials Symposium

April 26, Palo Alto
PARC evening event
"Software Development Forum: Nanotechnology & Information Technology -
Re-inventing Information Devices"

MAY 2004

May 5-6, Hayward
TA Instruments two-day short course/training:
May 4: Pharmaceuticals and Thermal Analysis
May 5 - DSC/MDSC Theory and Practice
May 6 - Rheological Theory and Practice

May 10-11, Berkeley
Biology at the Edge: 8th Annual Biotech Summit

May 11, Santa Clara
MEPTEC event, on the topic of MEMS and Wafer Level

May 16-21, San Francisco
Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO)

May 18, Sunnyvale
Annual one-day symposium by local ESD society

May 18-19, 2004 -- Reno, Nevada
conference "Nanomechanics: Sensors and Actuators"

JUNE 2004

June 1-4, Las Vegas
54th Electronic Components and Technology Conference

June 6-9, San Francisco
Bio 2004 Annual International Convention

June 11, Berkeley
one day sympoisum by NVAVS
Nanoscience and Bionanoscience Research Meeting


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