Nano-scale control of composite polymer films by mass-controlled layer-by-layer sequential adsorption of polyelectrolytes

Seimei Shiratori, Masayoshi Yamada

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The mass of polyelectrolyte films adsorbed onto a surface during the deposition of a thin polymer film by a layer-by-layer sequential adsorption process was systematically controlled using a feedback system with a computer. For the deposition process, a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) with an integrated oscillation circuit was attached to the arm of an automatic slide stainer and the frequency shift during adsorption or rinsing of the polyelectrolytes was monitored by a computer attached to a frequency counter. By feeding back the data acquired by the in situ QCM measurement, the mass of material deposited was controlled and a high quality self-assembly film was produced. This method is termed mass-controlled layer-by-layer sequential adsorption. The accuracy of the layer thickness in the multiplayer film was found to be approximately 1 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-814
Number of pages5
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Volume11
Issue number8-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug

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Composite films
Polyelectrolytes
Polymer films
Quartz crystal microbalances
Adsorption
Circuit oscillations
Self assembly
Feedback
Thin films

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Nano-scale control of composite polymer films by mass-controlled layer-by-layer sequential adsorption of polyelectrolytes. / Shiratori, Seimei; Yamada, Masayoshi.

In: Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Vol. 11, No. 8-12, 08.2000, p. 810-814.

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