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Daniel Sunday (Fed)

Research Interests

  • Soft x-ray scattering and reflectivity for structure and orientation in thin films
  • Block copolymer directed self-assembly and lithography
  • Block copolymers with alternative architectures
  • Photoresist chemistry and processing
  • Properties of polymers under confinement and in thin films


Directed Self-Assembly


NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011

Department of Commerce Bronze Medal, 2016

Department of Commerce Gold Medal, 2018

Selected Publications


Defining Chi for Block Copolymer Lithography

Whitney Loo, Hongbo Feng, Thomas Ferron, Ricardo Ruiz, Daniel Sunday, Paul Nealey
Block copolymer lithography, such as directed self-assembly, requires the design of nanostructured block copolymers with precise values of segregation strength

Polarized X-ray scattering measures molecular orientation in polymer-grafted nanoparticles

Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Dean DeLongchamp, Eliot Gann, Daniel Sunday, Lee J. Richter, Jason Streit, Richard A. Vaia, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Kumar Saurabh, Adarsh Krishnamurthy
Polymer chains are attached to nanoparticle surfaces for many purposes, including altering solubility, influencing aggregation, dispersion, and even tailoring

Patents (2018-Present)

Created October 9, 2019, Updated May 28, 2024