block copolymers

Self-Assembling Polymers Provide Thin Nanowire Template

by Jared Sagoff, Argonne National Laboratory News Office

In a recent study, researchers developed a new way to create some of the world’s thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment

Invention Jet-prints Nanostructures with Self-assembling Material

by Steve Koppes University of Chicago News Office
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet printing technology with a bottom-up approach that involves self-assembling block copolymers, a type of material that can spontaneously form ultrafine structures.