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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 586–597

3D conducting nanostructures fabricated using direct laser writing

Konstantina Terzaki, Nikos Vasilantonakis, Arune Gaidukeviciute, Carsten Reinhardt, Costas Fotakis, Maria Vamvakaki, and Maria Farsari  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 586-597 (2011)

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We report the 3D structuring and metallization of a zirconium-based organic-inorganic photosensitive material doped with metal-binding tertiary amine moieties. The influence of the amine group content on the material structurability, the structure resolution and the metallization efficiency was examined. The silver plating technique was also optimized by investigating the metal seeding and reduction parameters. We have compared the silver plating vs. the metal bath techniques and we have found that while the metal bath technique gives good quality metal coatings, ohmic conductivity can only be obtained by silver plating.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6060) Materials : Solgel
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Artificially Engineered Structures

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2011
Published: July 12, 2011

Konstantina Terzaki, Nikos Vasilantonakis, Arune Gaidukeviciute, Carsten Reinhardt, Costas Fotakis, Maria Vamvakaki, and Maria Farsari, "3D conducting nanostructures fabricated using direct laser writing," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 586-597 (2011)

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