Abstract : Site-defined metal microstructure was fabricated on the pre-designed organic template via a surface modification of Si(100) wafer. Site-defined substrate with octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS) was oxidized by AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) at threshold voltage (Vo). Terminal group (-CH3) of OTS was changed into carboxyl group (-COOH). Then, locally modified monolayer surface was used to induce the site-selective self-assembly of different materials (organic, metal, and semiconductor), according to the predefined patterns. The target metal selected is copper ions for the feasibility examination of conductive metal line fabrication
Keywords : AFM anodic oxidation, AFM lithography, Metal nanoparticle, Micropatterning, Self-assembled monolayer.