Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Nanometer-scale design and fabrication of polymer interfaces using polydiacetylene monolayers

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Mowery, Mark D. ; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1055 ; Cai, Mei ; Menzel, Henning ; Evans, Christine E.

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link:http://dx.doi.org/+10.1116/1.581739 

The incorporation of photopolymerizable diacetylene structures within spontaneously organized monolayers has facilitated the fabrication of robust interfacial assemblies with covalent molecular scaffolding. Through selective ultraviolet-induced polymerization, the resulting polydiacetylene monolayers permit precise structural control in the lateral domain through phototemplating. Results presented in this article demonstrate that these unique monolayer polymers also allow control of the vertical domain within the monolayer through variation of the conjugated polymer backbone position along the length of the alkyl chains. Small variations in the vertical position of the diacetylene groups of less than a nanometer are found to have a profound impact on both polymerization efficiency and the resulting conjugation length of the polymer interface. Furthermore, the relative position of this polymer backbone within the alkyl chains can be utilized to manipulate the overall properties of the assembly such as the long- and short-range order. In this article, spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques are utilized to demonstrate the range of interfacial environments obtainable with these unique polymer monolayers. These advances are currently being utilized to create robust assemblies with three-dimensional control of the physical and chemical properties on a micro- to nanometer scale. © 1999 American Vacuum Society.

Published in:

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Jul 1999

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.