MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group


The aim of my project is to grow patterned thin films of functional oxidic materials. Soft-lithography offers a variety of approaches to pattern liquid thin films (e.g. micromoulding in capillaries, imprinting, microcontact printing). If these techniques are applied on liquid precursors (sol-gel precursors or polymer precursor solutions) patterned precursor films can be obtained which can be rendered into patterned inorganic films. This has been demonstrated by various groups. A first step in the project will be the manufacturing of patterned thin films of BaTiO3.