Self-organized wrinkled templates are homogeneously fabricated over a large area (cm2) glass substrates by defocused ion beam irradiation, demonstrating the capability to induce and modify at will the out-of-plane tilt of the nanofacets with selected slope. We identify a region of morphological instability which leads to faceting for incidence angles of the ion beam with respect to the surface, θ, in the range 15° ≤ θ ≤ 45°, while for normal incidence, θ = 0°, and for grazing incidence at about 55–60° a flat morphology is achieved. The crucial parameter which controls the slope of the sawtooth profile is the local ion beam incidence angle on the facets which corresponds to the maximum erosion velocity. For θ = 30°, improved lateral order of the templates is found which can be exploited for the anisotropic confinement of functional layers. Here, we highlight the crucial role of the 1D nanopatterned template in driving the anisotropic crystallization of spun-cast conductive polymer thin films in registry with the faceted nanogrooves. In response, anisotropic electrical transport properties of the nanopatterned film are achieved with overall improvement higher than 60% with respect to a flat reference, thus showing the potential of such transparent large-area templates in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, and biosensing.

Self-Organized Tailoring of Faceted Glass Nanowrinkles for Organic Nanoelectronics

Giordano, Maria Caterina;Barelli, Matteo;Buatier de Mongeot, Francesco
2021

Abstract

Self-organized wrinkled templates are homogeneously fabricated over a large area (cm2) glass substrates by defocused ion beam irradiation, demonstrating the capability to induce and modify at will the out-of-plane tilt of the nanofacets with selected slope. We identify a region of morphological instability which leads to faceting for incidence angles of the ion beam with respect to the surface, θ, in the range 15° ≤ θ ≤ 45°, while for normal incidence, θ = 0°, and for grazing incidence at about 55–60° a flat morphology is achieved. The crucial parameter which controls the slope of the sawtooth profile is the local ion beam incidence angle on the facets which corresponds to the maximum erosion velocity. For θ = 30°, improved lateral order of the templates is found which can be exploited for the anisotropic confinement of functional layers. Here, we highlight the crucial role of the 1D nanopatterned template in driving the anisotropic crystallization of spun-cast conductive polymer thin films in registry with the faceted nanogrooves. In response, anisotropic electrical transport properties of the nanopatterned film are achieved with overall improvement higher than 60% with respect to a flat reference, thus showing the potential of such transparent large-area templates in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, and biosensing.
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