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

Bazaka, Kateryna, and 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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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.

Item ID: 15295
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: plasma polymer, organic thin film, doping
ISSN: 1422-6375
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2011 12:24
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091208 Organic Semiconductors @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 100%
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