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Rapid access to discrete and monodisperse block co-oligomers from sugar and terpenoid toward ultrasmall periodic nanostructures

Discrete block co-oligomers (BCOs) can form highly ordered ultrasmall nanostructures which can be used for lithographic templates. These nanotemplates are promising for the low-cost, large-scale, and high-throughput production of sub-10 nm nanomaterials and nanodevices. However, work-intensive synthetic routes can be an obstacle to their practical application. *

In “Rapid access to discrete and monodisperse block co-oligomers from sugar and terpenoid toward ultrasmall periodic nanostructures” Takuya Isono, Ryoya Komaki, Chaehun Lee, Nao Kawakami, Bian J. Ree, Kodai Watanabe, Kohei Yoshida, Hiroaki Mamiya, Takuya Yamamoto, Redouane Borsali, Kenji Tajima and Toshifumi Satoh report the development of a readily available monodisperse and discrete block co-oligomer (BCO) system consisting of hydrophilic sugars and hydrophobic terpenoids that is capable of forming various self-assembled nanostructures with ultrasmall periodicity.*

The authors believe that the BCOs presented in their publication have the potential to contribute to accelerating applied research of solid and solution state self-assembly of discrete and monodisperse BCOs, thereby expanding their application scopes in various fields of not only the nanolithography but also organic devices, separation materials, coatings, etc.*

NANOSENSORS™ PointProbe® Plus PPP-NCHR standard tapping mode AFM probes and SuperSharpSilicon™  SSS-NCHR high resolution (typical AFM tip radius 2nm)  silicon AFM probes for tapping mode/non-contact mode applications were used for the atomic force microscopy (AFM) phase images presented in the article.

Fig. 4 from : Rapid access to discrete and monodisperse block co-oligomers from sugar and terpenoid toward ultrasmall periodic nanostructures by Takuya Isono et al. Thin-film morphologies of Glc3-b-Sol and Glc4-b-Sol. AFM height images (a, b) and corresponding cross-sectional profiles (c, d) indicating the formation of 6–8-nm-thick horizontal lamellae in Glc3-b-Sol (a, c) and Glc4-b-Sol thin films (b, d). Thin-film samples were prepared by spin-coating the BCO solution onto the hydrophilic surface of a silicon substrate followed by thermal annealing at 85 °C for 1 h. NANOSENSORS PointProbe Plus PPP-NCHR standard silicon tapping mode AFM probes and NANOSENSORS SuperSharpSilicon high resolution silicon AFM probes were used
Fig. 4 from : Rapid access to discrete and monodisperse block co-oligomers from sugar and terpenoid toward ultrasmall periodic nanostructures by Takuya Isono et al.
Thin-film morphologies of Glc3-b-Sol and Glc4-b-Sol.
AFM height images (a, b) and corresponding cross-sectional profiles (c, d) indicating the formation of 6–8-nm-thick horizontal lamellae in Glc3-b-Sol (a, c) and Glc4-b-Sol thin films (b, d). Thin-film samples were prepared by spin-coating the BCO solution onto the hydrophilic surface of a silicon substrate followed by thermal annealing at 85 °C for 1 h.

*Takuya Isono, Ryoya Komaki, Chaehun Lee, Nao Kawakami, Bian J. Ree, Kodai Watanabe, Kohei Yoshida, Hiroaki Mamiya, Takuya Yamamoto, Redouane Borsali, Kenji Tajima and Toshifumi Satoh
Rapid access to discrete and monodisperse block co-oligomers from sugar and terpenoid toward ultrasmall periodic nanostructures
Nature Communications  Chemistry 3, 135 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-020-00385-y

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NANOSENSORS proudly sponsors Asia-Pacific PFM 2019 workshop

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Long-range Stripe Nanodomains in Epitaxial (110) BiFeO 3 Thin Films on (100) NdGaO 3 Substrate

NANOSENSORS PtIr coated PPP-EFM AFM tips were used for the PFM imaging in this interesting paper.

Figure 2: AFM topography images of; (a) 130 nm BFO film grown on NGO and (b) on 100 nm LSCO layered NGO. (c,d) Section analysis along the lines drawn in (c) and (d), respectively, showing the puckering of the surfaces. from: Long-range Stripe Nanodomains in Epitaxial (110) BiFeO3 Thin Films on (100) NdGaO3 Substrate
Figure 2: AFM topography images of; (a) 130 nm BFO film grown on NGO and (b) on 100 nm LSCO layered NGO. (c,d) Section analysis along the lines drawn in (c) and (d), respectively, showing the puckering of the surfaces.
from: Long-range Stripe Nanodomains in Epitaxial (110) BiFeO3 Thin Films on (100) NdGaO3 Substrate

Yogesh Sharma, Radhe Agarwal, Charudatta Phatak, Bumsoo Kim, Seokwoo Jeon, Ram S. Katiyar & Seungbum Hong Long-range Stripe Nanodomains in Epitaxial (110) BiFeO3 Thin Films on (100) NdGaO3 Substrate,
Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 4857 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05055-z

Abstract: Here, we report the observation of ferroelectric and ferroelastic nanodomains in (110)-oriented BiFeO3 (BFO) thin films epitaxially grown on low symmetric (100) NdGaO3 (NGO) substrate. We observed long range ordering of ferroelectric 109° stripe nanodomains separated by periodic vertical domain walls in as-grown 130 nm thick BFO films. The effect of La 0.67 Sr0.33 CoO3 (LSCO) conducting interlayer on domain configurations in BFO/NGO film was also observed with relatively short range-ordering of stripe domains due to the modified electrostatic boundary conditions in BFO/LSCO/NGO film. Additional studies on B-site doping of Nb ions in BFO films showed change in the domain structures due to doping induced change in lattice anisotropy while maintaining the stripe domain morphology with 109° domain wall. This long-range array of ferroelectric and ferroelastic domains can be useful for optoelectronic devices and ferroelastic templates for strain coupled artificial magnetoelectric heterostructures.

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