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Ronald L. Jones (Fed)

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Additive-Containing Rinses for LER and Defectivity Control During High-Resolution Resist Patterning

October 12, 2021
D L. Goldfarb, S D. Burns, M Angelopolous, S Skordas, R L. Burns, M C. Lawson, C J. Brodsky, V Vishnu, E Jablonski, Vivek Prabhu, Ronald L. Jones, B D. Vogt, Christopher Soles, Eric K. Lin, Wen-Li Wu
The addition of a surface conditioning agent to the de-ionized water rinse used to quench the photoresist development process is an attractive methodology that can afford a controlled decrease in resist line edge roughness (LER) or a reduction in

Chemically Amplified Photoresists Fundamental Properties and Limits of Applicability to Sub-100 nm Lithography

October 12, 2021
D M. Goldfarb, Eric K. Lin, Christopher Soles, B C. Trinque, S D. Burns, Ronald L. Jones, Joseph~undefined~undefined~undefined~undefined~undefined Lenhart, M Angelopoulos, C G. Wilson, Sushil K. Satija, Wen-Li Wu
State-of-the-art lithographic technologies combine chemically amplified photoresists and sophisticated radiation sources to delineate patterned areas with high spatial resolution, enabling the fabrication of continually decreasing feature sizes in the

Measuring Tie Chains and Trapped Entanglements in Semicrystalline Polymers

September 21, 2021
Amanda G. McDermott, Paul DesLauriers, Jeff Fodor, Ronald L. Jones, Chad R. Snyder
A label-free method for quantifying stress-transmitter (or elastically effective molecule) content (p) in semicrystalline polymers, including both tie molecules and bridging entanglements, is developed and demonstrated based on swelling with deuterated

Molecular Partitioning in Ternary Solutions of Cellulose

September 15, 2019
Xin Zhang, Yimin NMN Mao, Madhu Sudan Tyagi, Feng Jiang, Doug Henderson, Bo Jiang, Zhiwei Lin, Ronald L. Jones, Liangbing Hu, Robert M. Briber, Howard Wang
Scattering measurements on the structure and dynamics of ternary solutions from dissolving microcrystalline cellulose (MC) in mixtures of ionic liquid (IL) and polar organic solvent have revealed dissolved cellulose molecular coils and partitioning of IL

Aggregation and Solubility of a Model Conjugated Donor-Acceptor Polymer

July 31, 2018
Daniel R. Reid, Nicholas E. Jackson, Alexander J. Bourque, Chad R. Snyder, Ronald L. Jones, Juan de Pablo
In organic semiconductors, solution-phase polymer structure and aggregation have a strong influence on device morphology and performance. Thus, understanding solubility of conjugated polymers is crucial for their rational design. Using a combination of

Characterization of Interfacial Structure in Polymer-Fullerene Bulk Heterojunctions via 13C {2H} Rotational Echo Double Resonance NMR

July 13, 2018
Ryan C. Nieuwendaal, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Martin Heeney, Jan Hummelen, Chad R. Snyder, Ronald L. Jones, Sebastian Engmann, Lee J. Richter, Zhuping Fei, Alex Sieval
We introduce a new application of solid state NMR measurements towards characterizing the donor-acceptor interfaces within bulk heterojunction (BHJ) films. Rotational echo double resonance (REDOR) is used to measure dipolar couplings between 13C nuclei on

Design and Implementation of pyPRISM: A Polymer Liquid-State Theory Framework

June 15, 2018
Tyler B. Martin, Thomas E. Gartner, Ronald L. Jones, Chad R. Snyder, Arthi Jayaraman
Polymer Reference Interaction Site Model (PRISM) theory describes the equilibrium spatial- correlations, thermodynamics, and structure of liquid- like polymer systems and macromolecular materials. Here, we describe the code structure, implementation, and

Poroelastic Fracture Transition of a Biopolymer Gel

May 24, 2018
Edwin P. Chan, Bradley R. Frieberg, Ronald L. Jones, Ray-Shimry Garatsa, John Bachert, Benjamin Crawshaw
Controlling the fracture behavior of thermoreversible biopolymer gels is important in many con- sumer based applications. For example, gelatin gels are used in the encapsulation and release in vitamin capsules, the manipulation of texture in gelled foods

pyPRISM Documentation

May 11, 2018
Tyler B. Martin, Thomas E. Gartner, Ronald L. Jones, Chad R. Snyder, Arthi Jayaraman

pyPRISM Tutorial

May 11, 2018
Tyler B. Martin, Thomas E. Gartner, Ronald L. Jones, Chad R. Snyder, Arthi Jayaraman

Surface interaction parameter measurement of solvated polymers via model end-tethered chains

August 11, 2017
Richard J. Sheridan, Sara V. Orski, Ronald L. Jones, Sushil K. Satija, Kathryn L. Beers
We present a method for the direct measurement of the relative energy of interaction between a solvated polymer and a solid interface. By tethering linear chains covalently to the surface, we ensured the idealized and constant configuration of polymer

Spin-Analyzed SANS for Soft Matter Applications

June 20, 2017
WangChun Chen, John Barker, Ronald L. Jones, Kathryn Krycka, Shannon Watson, Cedric Victor Lucien Gagnon, T. Perevozchivoka, Paul Butler, Thomas R. Gentile
The small angle neutron scattering (SANS) of nearly Q-independent nuclear spin-incoherent scattering from hydrogen present in most soft matter and biology samples may raise an issue in structure determination in certain soft matter applications. This is

Reduction of Domain Spacing and Interfacial Width in Fast Ordering Nanofilled Copolymer Films by Direct Immersion Annealing

November 10, 2016
Melanie Longanecker, Arvind Modi, Andrey Dobrynin, Seyong Kim, Guangcui Yuan, Ronald L. Jones, Sushil K. Satija, Joona Bang, Alamgir Karim
Block copolymers (BCPs) offer a convenient templating method on the nanoscale to organize nanoparticles within a polymer film for the enhancement of various properties. For functional applications that require high nanoparticle loadings, this is often more

Critical Examination of the Colloidal Particle Model of Globular Proteins

February 3, 2015
Prasad S. Sarangapani, Steven D Hudson, Ronald L. Jones, Jack F. Douglas, Jai A. Pathak
Recent studies of globular protein solutions have uniformly adopted a colloidal view of proteins as particles, a perspective that neglects the polymeric primary structure of these biological macromolecules, their intrinsic flexibility and their ability to

Solvent Retention In Thin Spin-Coated Polystyrene And Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Homopolymer Films Studied By Neutron Reflectometry

January 19, 2010
Xiaohua Zhang, Kevin G. Yager, Shuhui Kang, Nathaniel J. Fredin, Bulent Akgun, Sushil K. Satija, Jack F. Douglas, Alamgir Karim, Ronald L. Jones
We utilize neutron reflectometry (NR) to probe the amount of residual solvent inside thin polystyrene (PS) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) films spin-coated from deuterated toluene polymer solutions onto silicon substrates . The effect of thermal

Application of Thermal Gradients to Achieve Orientational Order in Block Copolymer Thin Films

August 18, 2009
Nathaniel J. Fredin, Brian Berry, Kevin G. Yager, Alamgir Karim, Sushil K. Satija, Deanna Pickel, Ronald L. Jones
The development of methods that permit control over the long-range order and orientation of microdomains in block copolymer (BCP) thin films for bottom-up approaches to nanoscale surface patterning is of great interest for many applications, including

Line Width Roughness and Cross Sectional Measurements of Sub-50 nm Structures with CD-SAXS and CD-SEM

March 24, 2008
Chengqing C. Wang, Ronald L. Jones, Kwang-Woo Choi, Christopher L. Soles, Eric K. Lin, Wen-Li Wu, James S. Clarke, John S. Villarrubia, Benjamin Bunday
Critical dimension small angle x-ray scattering (CD-SAXS) is a measurement platform which is capable of measuring the average cross section and sidewall roughness in patterns ranging from (10 to 500) nm in pitch with sub nm precision. These capabilities

Block Copolymer Ordering With a Spatiotemporally Inhomogeneous Mobility

November 20, 2007
August W. Bosse, Jack F. Douglas, Brian Berry, Ronald L. Jones, Alamgir Karim
Motivated by recent measurements of zone annealing in block copolymer films at low temperatures, we implement a spatiotemporal mobility gradient with intrinsic variations associated with dynamic heterogeneities in the saddle point relaxation of a diblock

The Direct Patterning of Nanoporous Interlayer Dielectric Insulator Films by Nanoimprint Lithography

October 2, 2007
Hyun Wook Ro, Ronald L. Jones, H Peng, Daniel R. Hines, Hae-Jeong Lee, Eric K. Lin, Alamgir Karim, Do Y. Yoon, D Gidley, Christopher L. Soles
Directly patterning dielectric insulator materials via nanoimprint lithography has the potential to simplify fabrication processes and significantly reduce the manufacturing costs for semiconductor devices. However, the prospect of mechanically forming

Polymer Viscoelasticity and Residual Stress Effects on Nanoimprint Lithography

May 24, 2007
Yifu Ding, Hyun Wook Ro, Jack F. Douglas, Ronald L. Jones, Daniel R. Hines, Alamgir Karim, Christopher L. Soles
We examine the influence of viscoelastic effects on the stability of nanoimprinted polymer films. The decay of features for polymers below the critical entanglement molecular mass at elevated temperatures is determined by simple surface tension and the