Selective electroless plating to fabricate complex three-dimensional metallic micro/nanostructures

Florian Formanek, Nobuyuki Takeyasu, Takuo Tanaka, Kenta Chiyoda, Atsushi Ishikawa, Satoshi Kawata

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We report on selective metal deposition over complex polymer structures formed by two-photon induced photopolymerization technique. Periodic three-dimensional micro/nanostructures are fabricated by means of a microlens array to produce multiple spots from a single-beam femtosecond laser. An electroless plating method is used to deposit a thin silver film onto the sample surface. The glass slide surface supporting the structures is chemically modified to avoid silver coating of the substrate. Our technique enables to produce complex metallic structures with arbitrary shapes under ambient conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083110
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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