RF plasma polymerised thin films from natural resources

Jacob, Mohan V., Easton, Chris D., Anderson, Liam J., and Bazaka, Kateryna (2014) RF plasma polymerised thin films from natural resources. International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series, 32. 1460319. pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

Plasma polymerisation is an effective tool for fabrication of thin films from volatile organic monomers. RF plasma assisted deposition is used for one-step, chemical-free polymerisation of nonsynthetic materials derived directly from agricultural produces. By varying the deposition parameters, especially the input RF power, the film properties can be tailored for a range of uses, including electronics or biomedical applications. The fabricated thin films are optically transparent with refractive index close to that of glass. Given the diversity of essential oils, this paper compares the chemical and physical properties of thin films fabricated from several commercially exploited essential oils and their components. It is interesting to note that some of the properties can be tailored for various applications even though the chemical structure of the derived polymer is very similar. The obtained material properties also show that the synthesised materials are suitable as encapsulating layers for biodegradable implantable metals.

Item ID: 38304
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2010-1745
Keywords: plasma polymer; thin film; transparent thin films
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This is an Open Access article published by World Scientific Publishing Company. It is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC-BY) License. Further distribution of this work is permitted, provided the original work is properly cited.

Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC DECRA Fellowship DE130101550
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 00:04
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics @ 50%
02 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 0204 Condensed Matter Physics > 020499 Condensed Matter Physics not elsewhere classified @ 25%
03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030599 Organic Chemistry not elsewhere classified @ 25%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8598 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities > 859899 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities not elsewhere classified @ 50%
85 ENERGY > 8504 Energy Transformation > 850499 Energy Transformation not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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