Electroplating using high-aspect-ratio microstructures fabricated by proton beam writing

Y. Seki, Y. Furuta, H. Nishikawa, T. Watanabe, T. Nakata, T. Satoh, Y. Ishii, T. Kamiya

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Proton beam writing (PBW) is one of the direct write techniques for the purpose of deep micromachining. Together with the flexibility of the direct write feature, micromachining of high-aspect-ratio structures is possible due to the straight trajectory of the MeV energy protons. However, direct writing is a low throughput process, when compared with a mask process such as UV lithography. For better productivity, coupled use of PBW with electroplating has been proposed as a method to fabricate metal microstructures for molds of imprint lithography. We demonstrate the electroplating of high-aspect-ratio Ni microstructures on PMMA micromachined by PBW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-948
Number of pages4
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 1


  • Electroplating
  • Microstructures
  • PMMA
  • Proton beam writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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