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Figure 5 | Nanoscale Research Letters

Figure 5

From: Automatic hammering of nano-patterns on special polymer film by using a vibrating AFM tip

Figure 5

Schematic of mechanism for hammering imprinted and embossed patterns automatically. (a) design a corresponding program for a planned pattern, i.e., T; (b) scan the tailored SEBS film in which hexagonal-spherical PS microdomains are embedded in PEB matrix. The curved dash lines over PS spheres is an AFM tip indented surface under light tapping conditions (non-lithographed SEBS surface); (c) imprinted and (d) embossed T patterns generated by the auto-hammering the tailored SEBS film, where the light colored PS ellipsoids with dashed lines are the selectively deformed PS spherical microdomains under hard hammering force designed by the program.

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