A versatile method for preparing patterned thin films of metal oxides (MoO3 and WO3) and related materials on transparent, conductive indium-tin oxide (ITO) glass platforms is reported. Micrometer-sized features are formed by microtransfer molding of an optically transparent, thermally curable epoxy on ITO substrates followed by cathodic electrodeposition of the metal oxide from aqueous metal-hydrogen peroxide solutions. Atomic force microscopy was used to characterize the resulting microstructure and to examine effects of sintering on the patterned thin films.
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- Chemical Engineering(all)
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering