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

Bazaka, Kateryna & 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.

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ID Code: 92089
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: plasma polymerization, thin film, optical properties, organic polymer
DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2009.04.025
ISSN: 1873-4979
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 2009 Elsevier B.V.
Deposited On: 19 Jan 2016 22:54
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 04:31

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