Fabrication of 3D metal/polymer microstructures by site-selective metal coating

N. Takeyasu, T. Tanaka, S. Kawata

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Three-dimensional silver/polymer conjugated microstructures were fabricated by site-selective metal deposition on photopolymer structures in the sub-micrometer scale. Photopolymerizable resins with and without an amide group were independently prepared, and a three-dimensional polymer structure was fabricated with those resins by means of the two-photon-induced photopolymerization technique to confine the photopolymerization to a sub-micrometer volume. Silver was selectively deposited on the surface of the amide-containing polymer parts by electroless plating. This method can provide 3D arbitrary silver/polymer composite microstructures with sub-micrometer resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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