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- High fluence deposition of polyethylene glycol films at 1064 nm by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE)
- Purice, A.; Schou, J.; Kingshott, P.; Pryds, N.; Dinescu, M.
- Matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) has been applied for deposition of thin polyethylene glycol (PEG) films with infrared laser light at 1064 nm. We have irradiated frozen targets (of 1 wt.% PEG dissolved in water) and measured the deposition rate in situ with a quartz crystal microbalance. The laser fluence needed to produce PEG films turned out to be unexpectedly high with a threshold of 9 J/cm2, and the deposition rate was much lower than that with laser light at 355 nm. Results from matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) analysis demonstrate that the chemistry, molecular weight and polydispersity of the PEG films were identical to the starting material. Studies of the film surface with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) indicate that the Si-substrate is covered by a relatively homogenous PEG film with few bare spots.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Applied Surface Science: incorporating proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Electrochemical/Chemical Reactivity of Metastable Materials, Warsaw, Poland, 13-17 September 2010, Vol. 253, no. 19 (Jul 2007), pp. 7952-7956
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- FOR Code(s)
- 0204 Condensed Matter Physics; 0912 Materials Engineering
- Crystal structure; High fluence deposition; Infrared laser light; Infrared radiation; Ionisation; MAPLE; Mass spectrometry; Matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation; Polyethylene glycol films; Polyethylene glycols; Pulsed laser deposition; Thin films
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