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R Joseph Kline (Fed)

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Advancing X-Ray Scattering Metrology Using Inverse Genetic Algorithms

July 7, 2016
Adam F. Hannon, Daniel F. Sunday, Donald A. Windover, Regis J. Kline
We compare the speed and effectiveness of two genetic optimization algorithms to the results of statistical sampling via a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm to find which is the most robust method for determining real space structure in periodic gratings

Classification of Semiconducting Polymeric Mesophases to Optimize Device Post-Processing

August 17, 2015
Chad R. Snyder, Regis J. Kline, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Ryan C. Nieuwendaal, Lee J. Richter, Martin Heeney, Iain McCulloch
Semiconducting polymers form a variety of phases and mesophases that respond differently to post-deposition solvent or thermal treatments. Here it is shown that classification of these materials into their appropriate mesophases can be a useful tool to

Scanning electron microscope measurement of width and shape of 10 nm patterned lines using a JMONSEL-modeled library

July 1, 2015
John S. Villarrubia, Andras Vladar, Bin Ming, Regis J. Kline, Daniel F. Sunday, Jasmeet Chawla, Scott List
The width and shape of 10 nm to 12 nm wide lithographically patterned SiO2 lines were measured in the scanning electron microscope by fitting the measured intensity vs. position to a physics-based model in which the lines’ widths and shapes are parameters

Tuning Open-Circuit Voltage in Organic Solar Cells with Molecular Orientation

June 24, 2015
Brent Kitchen, Omar Awartani, Regis J. Kline, Terry McAfee, Harald Ade, Brendan T. O'Connor
The role of molecular orientation of a polar conjugated polymer in a polymer-fullerene organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells is investigated. A planar heterojunction (PHJ) OPV cell composed of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) and [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid

Template-Polymer Commensurability and Directed Self-Assembly Block Copolymer Lithography

April 15, 2015
Daniel F. Sunday, Regis J. Kline, Elizabeth Ashley, Lei Wan, Kaniyal Patel, Ricardo Ruiz
The directed self assembly (DSA) of block copolymers (BCP’s) is being explored for lithographic patterning of features between 5 nm and 50 nm. The chemoepitaxial approach towards DSA utilizes a chemical template to promote long range ordering of the BCP

Reducing Block Copolymer Interfacial Widths through Polymer Additives

February 10, 2015
Daniel F. Sunday, Regis J. Kline
There is a need to design new materials to achieve smaller pitches and reduced interfacial widths for use in the nanopatterning of block copolymers (BCPs). One option is the use of blends, where the addition of a homopolymer which selectively associates to

In-situ Characterization of Polymer-Fullerene Bilayer Stability

January 8, 2015
Lee J. Richter, Regis J. Kline, Hyun Wook Ro, Chad R. Snyder, Andrew A. Herzing, Sebastian Engmann
A consensus is emerging that every phase present in a bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic (OPV) device is not material pure. In general, there will exist at least one region characterized by a mixture of donor and acceptor. Significant insights into

Characterization of Buried Structure in Directed Self Assembly Block Copolymers

July 30, 2014
Daniel F. Sunday, Matthew R. Hammond, Chengqing C. Wang, Wen-Li Wu, Dean M. DeLongchamp, Regis J. Kline, Melia Tjio, Joy Cheng, Jed W. Pitera
The directed self assembly (DSA) of block copolymers (BCP) can multiply or subdivide the pitch of a lithographically defined chemical or topological pattern and is a resolution enhancement candidate to augment conventional lithography for patterning sub-20

Interface Engineering to Control Magnetic Field Effects of Organic-Based Devices by Using a Molecular Self-Assembled Monolayer

June 26, 2014
Hyuk-Jae Jang, Sujitra J. Pookpanratana, Alyssa N. Brigeman, Regis J. Kline, James I. Basham, David J. Gundlach, Christina A. Hacker, Oleg A. Kirillov, Oana Jurchescu, Curt A. Richter
Organic semiconductors hold immense promise for the development of a wide range of innovative devices with their excellent electronic and manufacturing characteristics. Of particular interest are non-magnetic organic semiconductors that show unusual

Morphological origin of charge transport anisotropy in aligned polythiophene thin films

June 11, 2014
Brendan T. O'Connor, Obadiah G. Reid, Xinran Zhang, Regis J. Kline, Lee J. Richter, David J. Gundlach, Dean DeLongchamp, Michael F. Toney, Nikos Kopidakis, Garry Rumbles
The morphological origin of anisotropic charge transport in uniaxially strain aligned poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) films is investigated. The macroscale field effect mobility anisotropy is measured in an organic thin film transistor (OTFT) configuration

Confinement-Driven Increase in Ionomer Thin-Film Modulus

April 28, 2014
Kirt A. Page, Ahmet Kusoglu, Christopher M. Stafford, Sangcheol Kim, Regis J. Kline, Adam Weber
Ion-conductive polymers, or ionomers, are critical materials for a wide range of electrochemical technologies. For optimizing the complex, heterogeneous structures in which they occur, there is a need to elucidate the governing structure/function

Optimizing Hybrid Metrology through a Consistent Multi-Tool Parameter Set and Uncertainty Model

April 14, 2014
Richard M. Silver, Bryan Barnes, Nien F. Zhang, Hui Zhou, Andras Vladar, John S. Villarrubia, Regis J. Kline, Daniel Sunday, Alok Vaid
There has been significant interest in hybrid metrology as a novel method for reducing overall measurement uncertainty and optimizing measurement throughput (speed) through rigorous combinations of two or more different measurement techniques into a single

10 nm Three-Dimensional CD-SEM Metrology

April 10, 2014
Andras Vladar, John S. Villarrubia, Bin Ming, Regis J. Kline, Jasmeet Chawla, Scott List, Michael T. Postek
The shape and dimensions of a challenging pattern have been measured using a model-based library scanning electron microscope (MBL SEM) technique. The sample consisted of a 4-line repeating pattern. Lines were narrow (10 nm), asymmetric (different edge