Effect of the resin viscosity on the writing properties of two-photon polymerization

T. Zandrini, N. Liaros, L. J. Jiang, Y. F. Lu, J. T. Fourkas, R. Osellame, T. Baldacchini

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Abstract

While the role of resin viscosity has been largely studied for stereolithography, where a very low viscosity material is preferred, an extensive study of its microscale counterpart, two-photon polymerization, is still lacking. In the present work, we tried to fill the gap by correlating directly the properties of the features produced by two-photon polymerization with the viscosity of four acrylate materials, prepared by mixing two monomers with very different viscosity, and a constant quantity of photoinitiator. Linewidth, polymerization and damage thresholds, dynamic range, and fabrication resolution have been object of investigation in our experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2601-2616
Number of pages16
JournalOptical Materials Express
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Zandrini, T., Liaros, N., Jiang, L. J., Lu, Y. F., Fourkas, J. T., Osellame, R., & Baldacchini, T. (2019). Effect of the resin viscosity on the writing properties of two-photon polymerization. Optical Materials Express, 9(6), 2601-2616. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.9.002601