Effect of iodine doping on surface and optical properties of polyterpenol thin films

Bazaka, Kateryna & Jacob, Mohan V. (2010) Effect of iodine doping on surface and optical properties of polyterpenol thin films. Materials Science Forum, 654-656, pp. 1764-1767.

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Abstract

This study presents the effect of iodine doping on optical and surface properties of polyterpenol thin films deposited from non-synthetic precursor by means of plasma polymerisation. Spectroscopic ellipsometry studies showed iodine doping reduced the optical band gap from 2.82 eV to 1.50 eV for pristine and doped samples respectively. Higher levels of doping notably reduced the transparency of films, an issue if material is considered for applications that require high transparency. Contact angle studies demonstrated higher hydrophilicity for films deposited at increased doping levels, results confirmed by XPS Spectroscopy and FTIR. Doping had no significant effect on the surface profile or roughness of the film.

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ID Code: 92083
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: plasma polymer, organic thin film, doping
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.654-656.1764
ISSN: 1662-9752
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 2010 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 02:27
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 03:46

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