Minnesota Chapter of ASM International

2017 October 18th - U of M

MN Chapter of ASM Meeting at the University of Minnesota

October 18, 2017

 High-resolution lithography through self-assembling block copolymers

Patterning nano-scale features are broadly desired because of their high technological relevance to many applications, including microelectronics, magnetic storage media and a range of devices that impact energy. A general trend in this area is that device structures shrink in size with every new device generation and traditional lithography strategies (i.e., photoresists light exposed through photomasks within projection systems) are continually being challenged to reach targets. In recent years, complementary but radically different approaches have been gaining more traction in academia and industry. One promising approach exploits block copolymers (BCPs) that naturally self-assemble into domains ~1-100 nm in size. However, a major challenge is that their self-assembled structures must be directed into device relevant arrangements to be useful for manufacturing. In this talk, I will provide an overview of our efforts in this area and describe a number of BCP materials and strategies for directed self-assembly that have been the focus of our research. Throughout my talk I will highlight specific areas where materials are particularly enabling for high-resolution lithography

 

Schedule:

5:15  Reception with UMN Faculty and Students.  Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

5:30  Materials Science Undergraduate Poster Session

6:20  Presentation by Prof. Christopher Ellison

 

Registration:

Click on the registration link at http://mnasm.org and register for the event by Friday October 13 at 5 pm. Cost to ASM Members is $10.

 

Schedule:

5:15  Reception with UMN Faculty and Students.  Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

5:30  Materials Science Undergraduate Poster Session

6:20  Presentation by Prof. Christopher Ellison

 

Location:

The reception and poster session will be held in 287 Amundson Hall (in the Gore Annex) and the presentation will be held in 151D Amundson Hall on the East Bank of the Minneapolis Campus at the University of Minnesota.

 

Questions?

UMN Contact - Prof. Russell Holmes (612-624-9058; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). MN Chapter contact - Joy Clifford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

 

 

Location UMN - Amundson Hall - B75
421 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis
MN
55455
USA
http://campusmaps.umn.edu/amundson-hall