Optical and chemical properties of polyterpenol thin films deposited via plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition

Bazaka, Kateryna, Jacob, Mohan V., & Bowden, Bruce F. (2011) Optical and chemical properties of polyterpenol thin films deposited via plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Journal of Materials Research, 26(8), pp. 1018-1025.

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Abstract

The development of novel organic polymer thin films is essential for the advancement of many emerging fields including organic electronics and biomedical coatings. In this study, the effect of synthesis conditions, namely radio frequency (rf) deposition power, on the material properties of polyterpenol thin films derived from nonsynthetic environmentally friendly monomer was investigated. At lower deposition powers, the polyterpenol films preserved more of the original monomer constituents, such as hydroxy functional groups; however, they were also softer and more hydrophilic compared to polymers fabricated at higher power. Enhanced monomer fragmentation and consequent reduction in the presence of the polar groups in the structure of the high-power samples reduced their optical band gap value from 2.95 eV for 10 W to 2.64 eV for 100 W. Regardless of deposition power, all samples were found to be optically transparent with smooth, defect-free, and homogenous surfaces.

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ID Code: 92073
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Plasma polymerization, Thin films, Organic polymers
DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2011.23
ISSN: 2044-5326
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 2011 Materials Research Society
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 02:58
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 05:50

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