Eriksen, René Lynge8; Pors, Anders9; Dreier, Jes7; Simonsen, Adam Cohen10; Albrektsen, Ole8
1 Faculty of Science, SDU2 Faculty of Engineering, SDU3 Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, SDU4 Institute of Sensors, Signals and Electrotechnics, Faculty of Engineering, SDU5 The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU6 The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU7 University of Southern Denmark8 The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU9 The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU10 Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, SDU
We present a novel template stripping procedure for fabricating metal films with imprinted nanostructures. The basic idea is to deposit a gold film onto a nano-structured substrate and subsequently strip the film from the substrate surface thereby revealing imprinted nanostructures in the film. The procedure can be applied to any nano-structured surface and film material as long as the adhesion between the substrate and film is low enough to allow subsequent stripping of the film. The procedure is demonstrated on silicon surfaces that have been nano-structured using colloidal lithography. The final result is a thin gold film with imprinted nano-cavities.