Fabrication and characterization of RF plasma polymerized thin films from 3,7-dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol for electronic and biomaterial applications
Bazaka, Kateryna, Jacob, Mohan V., and Shanks, Robert A. (2010) Fabrication and characterization of RF plasma polymerized thin films from 3,7-dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol for electronic and biomaterial applications. Advanced Materials Research, 123-125 . pp. 323-326.
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Poly(linalool) thin films were fabricated using RF plasma polymerisation. All films were found to be smooth, defect-free surfaces with average roughness of 0.44 nm. The FTIR analysis of the polymer showed a notable reduction in –OH moiety and complete dissociation of C=C unsaturation compared to the monomer, and presence of a ketone band absent from the spectrum of the monomer. Poly(linalool) were characterised by chain branching and a large quantity of short polymer chains. Films were optically transparent, with refractive index and extinction coefficient of 1.55 and 0.001 (at 500 nm) respectively, indicating a potential application as an encapsulating (protective) coating for circuit boards. The optical band gap was calculated to be 2.82 eV, which is in the semiconducting energy gap region.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||organic polymer, RF plasma polymerisation, linalool|
|FoR Codes:||09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091208 Organic Semiconductors @ 50%|
09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||18 Feb 2011 15:07|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2013 01:11|
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