Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Sliz, Rafal
Organisation OY
Project title
Taming the Coffee Ring Effect – Enhanced Thermal Control as a Method for Thin-films Nanopatterning
Decision No. 296890
Decision date 09.05.2016
Funding period 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2019
Funding 266 663
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Project description
Nanoscale structures invisible for us with naked eye offer unique capabilities for thin-films and electronic devices, especially due to new physical and chemical properties unavailable in bulk materials. Although invisible, these structures and devices are a result of research and development of many scientists and engineers. Popularisation of nanotechnology strongly depends on costs related to development and fabrication. Until now an effortless method of fabrication of nanostructures of various materials and application has not been developed although it is in a great interest of medicine, biology or engineering. This research proposes to use generally well know phenomenon called coffee-ring effect in fabrication of micro- and nano-structured thin-films. This research verify only a few possible applications but shocking simplicity of proposed method allows implementation of this method in every discipline.