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Characterization of the non-uniform reaction in chemically-amplified calix[4]resorcinarene molecular resist thin films

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Author(s)

Vivek M. Prabhu, Shuhui Kang, Regis J. Kline, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Daniel A. Fischer, Wen-Li Wu, Sushil K. Satija, Jing Sha, Christopher K. Ober, Peter V. Bonnesen

Abstract

The ccc stereoisomer-purified tert-butoxycarbonyloxy (t-Boc) protected calix[4]resorcinarene molecular resists blended with photoacid generator exhibit a non-uniform photoacid catalyzed reaction in thin films. The surface displays a reduced reaction extent, compared to the bulk, with average surface-layer thickness (7.0 ± 1.8) nm determined by neutron reflectivity with deuterium-labeled t-Boc groups. Ambient impurities (amines and organic bases) are known to quench surface reactions and contribute, but grazing incidence X-ray diffraction shows an additional effect that the protected molecular resist at the surface was oriented and ordered, while the bulk of the film displayed diffuse scattering representative of amorphous packing. The surface deprotection reaction and presence of photoacid was quantified by near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure measurements.
Citation
Australian Journal of Chemistry

Keywords

molecular resist, neutron reflectivity, line-edge roughness, grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction, near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure

Citation

Prabhu, V. , Kang, S. , Kline, R. , DeLongchamp, D. , Fischer, D. , Wu, W. , Satija, S. , Sha, J. , Ober, C. and Bonnesen, P. (2011), Characterization of the non-uniform reaction in chemically-amplified calix[4]resorcinarene molecular resist thin films, Australian Journal of Chemistry, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=908683 (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created July 19, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017