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Journal Articles International Polymer Processing Year : 2013

Limitations of simple flow models for the simulation of nanoimprint

Abstract

A quick evaluation of the forces involved in nanoimprint would be very helpful in the prevention of mold deflection. Unfortunately, it is shown here that assuming simplified flows may lead to quite incorrect evaluations of these forces, even for simple periodic patterns and a Newtonian behavior. The mere use of the classical result of the lubrica- tion theory does not account for the range of thickness-to-width ratios that may be involved, especially at the beginning of the process. An improved squeeze model includes this effect, but still underestimates the imprint force. Moreover, finite element simulations demonstrate limitations of two more elaborate models that are found in the literature. These simulations also show that two flow modes can be defined, according to whether or not the polymer touches the mold sidewalls. A deeper analysis of these two modes may help the definition of a more appropriate simplified model in the future.
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hal-00799731 , version 1 (13-03-2013)

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  • HAL Id : hal-00799731 , version 1
  • DOI : 10.3139/217.2673
  • ENSAM : http://hdl.handle.net/10985/6860

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Hubert Teyssedre, Pierre Gilormini, Gilles Regnier. Limitations of simple flow models for the simulation of nanoimprint. International Polymer Processing, 2013, 28, pp.72-78. ⟨10.3139/217.2673⟩. ⟨hal-00799731⟩
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