Rapid, low cost production of nanopatterns: Establishing a large area transfer technique with rapid local heating from laser irradiation


 A research group consisting of Meisho Kiko Co. Ltd. located in Hyogo Prefecture, Special Researcher Nobuyuki Nishiyama of the Sokeizai Center, and Associate Professor Hidemi Kato of the Institute for Materials Research at Tohoku University, commissioned by the Strategic Foundational Technology Improvement Support Operation program of the Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, developed a thermal imprinting device employing a rapid and localized heating method through laser irradiation, establishing a technology that allows for rapid and low cost mass production of large-area nanopatterns. The developments are expected to contribute significantly to the commercialization of nanopatterns in a wide range of cutting-edge industrial uses such as IT equipment, medical devices, and catalysts.

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