RF plasma polymerised thin films from natural resources

Jacob, Mohan V., Easton, Chris D., Anderson, Liam J., & Bazaka, Kateryna (2014) RF plasma polymerised thin films from natural resources. International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series, 32, pp. 1460319-1.

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Plasma polymerisation is an effective tool for fabrication of thin films from volatile organic monomers. RF plasma assisted deposition is used for one-step, chemical-free polymerisation of nonsynthetic materials derived directly from agricultural produces. By varying the deposition parameters, especially the input RF power, the film properties can be tailored for a range of uses, including electronics or biomedical applications. The fabricated thin films are optically transparent with refractive index close to that of glass. Given the diversity of essential oils, this paper compares the chemical and physical properties of thin films fabricated from several commercially exploited essential oils and their components. It is interesting to note that some of the properties can be tailored for various applications even though the chemical structure of the derived polymer is very similar. The obtained material properties also show that the synthesised materials are suitable as encapsulating layers for biodegradable implantable metals.

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ID Code: 92061
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: plasma polymer, thin film, transparent thin films
DOI: 10.1142/S2010194514603196
ISSN: 2010-1745
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Copyright Statement: This is an Open Access article published by World Scientific Publishing Company. It is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC-BY) License. Further distribution of this work is permitted, provided the original work is properly cited.
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 04:26
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 05:54

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