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- Characterization of plasma-polymerized fused polycyclic compounds for binding conducting polymers
- Winther-Jensen, Bjørn; Norrman, Kion; Kingshott, Peter; West, Keld
- An investigation is made of the plasma polymerization of fused polycyclic monomers containing a dioxy-ring that is fused to an aromatic ring. These molecules provide the basis for very efficient polymerization mechanisms in which only the dioxy-ring undergoes ring opening during the polymerization with the remaining part of the monomer remaining intact. XPS, ToF-SIMS, and IR are used to investigate the chemistry of the films produced by plasma polymerization of EDT, which contains a high content of the aromatic group. We find that the plasma-polymerized films of EDT contain intact thiophene groups with hydrogen in the α position which is able to “co-polymerize” with thiophene derivatives polymerized by conventional oxidative polymerization, thereby forming a conducting thiophene polymer bonded to the substrate. The durability of the surface modification procedure is demonstrated by micropatterning of PEDT by a lithographic lift-off technique, where line-widths down to 1.25 μm are obtained.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Plasma Processes and Polymers, Vol. 2, no. 4 (May 2005), pp. 319-327
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- FOR Code(s)
- 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
- Conducting polymers; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; Hydrogen; Micropatterning; Monomers; Organic polymers; Plasma polymerisation; Plasmas; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Secondary ion mass spectrometry; Surface treatment; Thiophene; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
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- Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
- Peer reviewed