Fabrication of Nano-Micro Hybrid Structures by Replication and Surface Treatment of Nanowires
AbstractNanowire structures have attracted attention in various fields, since new characteristics could be acquired in minute regions. Especially, Anodic Aluminum Oxide (AAO) is widely used in the fabrication of nanostructures, which has many nanosized pores and well-organized nano pattern. Using AAO as a template for replication, nanowires with a very high aspect ratio can be fabricated. Herein, we propose a facile method to fabricate a nano-micro hybrid structure using nanowires replicated from AAO, and surface treatment. A polymer resin was coated between Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and the AAO filter, roller pressed, and UV-cured. After the removal of aluminum by using NaOH solution, the nanowires aggregated to form a micropattern. The resulting structure was subjected to various surface treatments to investigate the surface behavior and wettability. As opposed to reported data, UV-ozone treatment can enhance surface hydrophobicity because the UV energy affects the nanowire surface, thus altering the shape of the aggregated nanowires. The hydrophobicity of the surface could be further improved by octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS) coating immediately after UV-ozone treatment. We thus demonstrated that the nano-micro hybrid structure could be formed in the middle of nanowire replication, and then, the shape and surface characteristics could be controlled by surface treatment. View Full-Text
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Jeong, Y.; Shin, S.; Choi, H.; Kim, S.; Kim, J.; Kwon, S.; Kim, K.-Y.; Lee, S.-H.; Jung, Y.-G.; Cho, Y.T. Fabrication of Nano-Micro Hybrid Structures by Replication and Surface Treatment of Nanowires. Crystals 2017, 7, 215.
Jeong Y, Shin S, Choi H, Kim S, Kim J, Kwon S, Kim K-Y, Lee S-H, Jung Y-G, Cho YT. Fabrication of Nano-Micro Hybrid Structures by Replication and Surface Treatment of Nanowires. Crystals. 2017; 7(7):215.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jeong, Yeonho; Shin, Seunghang; Choi, Hyunmin; Kim, Seonjun; Kim, Jihoon; Kwon, Sin; Kim, Kwang-Young; Lee, Seung-Hyun; Jung, Yoon-Gyo; Cho, Young T. 2017. "Fabrication of Nano-Micro Hybrid Structures by Replication and Surface Treatment of Nanowires." Crystals 7, no. 7: 215.