In-situ AFM observation of the formation process of layer-by-layer sequential adsorption film

Takeshi Yamada, Seimei Shiratori

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Abstract

Recently, layer-by-layer sequential adsorption technique is applied to many devices. We reported that the thickness and the surface structure of the layer-by-layer sequential adsorption film using Poly (allylamine hydrochforide) (PAH) and Poly (acrylic acid) (PAA) were systematically controlled with nm scale order by changing pH of polyelectrolytes solution. In this study, we present the first observation results on the initial adsorption processes of polyelectrolytes to the substrate in solution by in-shu observation using an AFM. It was found that the surface structure was strongly effected by the previously formed under layer and the solution pH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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