Plasma polymerised thin films for flexible electronic applications

Jacob, Mohan V., Olsen, Natalie S., Anderson, Liam J., Bazaka, Kateryna, and Shanks, Robert A. (2013) Plasma polymerised thin films for flexible electronic applications. Thin Solid Films, 546. pp. 167-170.

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Abstract

The significant advancement and growth of organic and flexible electronic applications demand materials with enhanced properties. This paper reports the fabrication of a nonsynthetic polymer thin film using radio frequency plasma polymerisation of 3,7-dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol. The fabricated optically transparent thin film exhibited refractive index of approximately 1.55 at 500 nm and rate of deposition was estimated to be 40 nm/min. The surface morphology and chemical properties of the thin films were also reported in this paper. The optical band gap of the material is around 2.8 eV. The force of adhesion and Young's modulus of the linalool polymer thin films were measured using force-displacement curves obtained from a scanning probe microscope. The friction coefficient of linalool polymer thin films was measured using the nanoscratch test. The calculated Young's modulus increased linearly with increase in input power while the friction coefficient decreased.

Item ID: 32638
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: thin film; flexible electronics; plasma polymerisation; optical properties; mechanical properties
ISSN: 1879-2731
Funders: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), Australian Research Council (ARC), ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF), James Cook University (JCU), Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 01:35
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091208 Organic Semiconductors @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy @ 100%
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