Plasma polymerised thin films for flexible electronic applications

Jacob, Mohan V., Olsen, Natalie S., Anderson, Liam J., Bazaka, Kateryna, & Shanks, Robert A. (2013) Plasma polymerised thin films for flexible electronic applications. Thin Solid Films, 546, pp. 167-170.

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The significant advancement and growth of organic and flexible electronic applications demand materials with enhanced properties. This paper reports the fabrication of a nonsynthetic polymer thin film using radio frequency plasma polymerisation of 3,7-dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol. The fabricated optically transparent thin film exhibited refractive index of approximately 1.55 at 500 nm and rate of deposition was estimated to be 40 nm/min. The surface morphology and chemical properties of the thin films were also reported in this paper. The optical band gap of the material is around 2.8 eV. The force of adhesion and Young's modulus of the linalool polymer thin films were measured using force-displacement curves obtained from a scanning probe microscope. The friction coefficient of linalool polymer thin films was measured using the nanoscratch test. The calculated Young's modulus increased linearly with increase in input power while the friction coefficient decreased.

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ID Code: 92063
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The proceedings of International Union of the Materials Research Society -International Conference in Asia 2012- IUMRS-ICA 2012
Keywords: thin film, flexible electronics, plasma polymerisation, optical properties, mechanical properties
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2013.05.023
ISSN: 1879-2731
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
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 04:34
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 03:31

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