Factors affecting the preparation of permanently end-grafted polystyrene layers

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Jones, R.A.L. and Lehnert, R.J. and Schönherr, H. and Vancso, J. (1999) Factors affecting the preparation of permanently end-grafted polystyrene layers. Polymer, 40 (2). pp. 525-530. ISSN 0032-3861

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Abstract:Deuterated and protonated end-functionalized polystyrenes of low and high molecular weight were grafted onto silicon substrates by solution-spincasting, followed by annealing and removal of ungrafted chains. The remaining layers were characterised by spectroscopic ellipsometry and atomic force microscopy. The effect of a variation of the initial film thickness, the annealing temperature and time on the resulting grafted layers was investigated. It was found that only the initial film thickness and deuteration had a marked effect on the layer morphology and thickness. Further improvement in reproducibility is needed to achieve real process control.
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Copyright:© 1999 Elsevier
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0032-3861(98)00249-3
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