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List of KIMM TechnologiesNano-Convergence Manufacturing Systems Research Division

Embedded Pattern Making Using Pattern Transfer Imprinting Process

Division Nano-Convergence Manufacturing Systems Research Division > Department of Nano Manufacturing Technology
Name Dr. Junhyuk Choi
Department Department of Nano Manufacturing Technology
Tel +82 - 42 - 868 – 7817
E-mail junhyuk@kimm.re.kr
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Technology to transfer selectively the thin metal film coated on the imprint mold onto the target resist for UV transfer


Client / Market

  • Plasmonic optoelectronic device and sensor


Necessity of this Technology

  • Plasmonics nanostructure basically refers to metal nanopattern arrays, which usually are formed as metal pattern protruded on the window substrate
  • Applying these protruded metal patterns to optoelectronic or optical device demands a process of stacking the device layer on upper side of the metal pattern layer. With the metal pattern layer protruded, the device layer is configured in a curvy shape following the metal pattern layer.
  • To solve the problems of current loss, life shortening, and luminous efficiency decline, a separate planarization is required to perform, which however is still unsolved.


Technical Differentiation

  • It can be applied for both hard and soft plates to realize metal pattern arrays.
  • The efficiency can be improved as the curve between layers is eliminated when applying for multi-layer plasmonic polaritons.
  • From the process point of view, it is easy and simple as it is based on the existing imprint process, and a stable efficiency improvement can be obtained by applying the plasmonic metal nanopattern to the economic multi-layered optoelectronic device.
  • Additional cost is minor since a single-step process of continuous metal nanopatterning is enabled.
  • It is a simple, convenient way to achieve “flattened buried metal pattern formation” on the optoelectronic devices simply through applying plasmonic nanopatterns: without a separate flattening process through combining the nanoimprint process with the metal pattern transfer process.


Excellence of Technology

  • The bonding layer made of photocurable resin is stacked onto the substrate
  • A stamp with protruded patterns, which is to be deposited, needs to be prepared in advance
  • While the thin film layer on the protruded pattern and the adhesive layer are in contact, pressure is applied on the stamp to selectively transfer the thin film layer deposited on the protruded pattern onto the above adhesive layer.
  • UV ray is irradiated to cure the adhesive layer.
  • The stamp is removed.


Current Intellectual Property Right Status

  • Method of Fabricating Embedded Pattern Using Transfer-based Imprinting(KR1449272, US14 /194,084)
  • Method for Fabricating Embedded Metal Pattern (KR1304467)