Synthesis of radio frequency plasma polymerized non-synthetic Terpinen-4-ol thin films

Bazaka, K., and Jacob, M.V. (2009) Synthesis of radio frequency plasma polymerized non-synthetic Terpinen-4-ol thin films. Materials Letters, 63 (18-19). pp. 1594-1597.

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Recent advancements in the area of organic polymer applications demand novel and advanced materials with desirable surface, optical and electrical properties to employ in emerging technologies. This study examines the fabrication and characterization of polymer thin films from non-synthetic Terpinen-4-ol monomer using radio frequency plasma polymerization. The optical properties, thickness and roughness of the thin films were studied in the wavelength range 200–1000 nm using ellipsometry. The polymer thin films of thickness from 100 nm to 1000 nm were fabricated and the films exhibited smooth and defect-free surfaces. At 500 nm wavelength, the refractive index and extinction coefficient were found to be 1.55 and 0.0007 respectively. The energy gap was estimated to be 2.67 eV, the value falling into the semiconducting Eg region. The obtained optical and surface properties of Terpinen-4-ol based films substantiate their candidacy as a promising low-cost material with potential applications in electronics, optics, and biomedical industries.

Item ID: 9945
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-4979
Keywords: plasma polymerization; thin film; optical properties; organic polymer
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 00:38
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091208 Organic Semiconductors @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 100%
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