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Exploration of Solvent Effects On Morphology of Polyaniline & Other Polymer Films Deposited Through RIR- MAPLE

dc.contributor.author Barraza, E
dc.contributor.author folgueras, M
dc.contributor.author stiff-roberts, A
dc.coverage.spatial New Orleans, LA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-06T01:04:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-06T01:04:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-05
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/13942
dc.description.abstract Through the use of aromatic solvents with varying numbers of hydroxyl and methyl moieties, there is an opportunity to positively impact morphology of polymer films deposited through emulsion-based Resonant-Infrared Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (RIR-MAPLE). These more complex solvents may result in smaller emulsified particles within the target, such that smoother films are achieved. We hypothesize the amphiphilic nature of polymers, like doped Polyaniline, requires a solvent with the same solubility to form a stable emulsion target. Control over the emulsion and resulting film properties can yield beneficial device properties, like low contact resistance. Our hypothesis is also tested against hydrophobic polymers, like P3HT, which have been deposited successfully using RIR-MAPLE with chlorobenzenes as the solvent family. We propose that the addition of hydroxyl moieties to the aromatic ring of the solvent should also yield more control over the film morphology. Atomic force microscopy, UV-Vis absorbance, and dark current density-voltage measurements of the resulting films will be reported, as well as a discussion of how these results relate to previously understood paradigms in RIR-MAPLE deposition.
dc.relation.isversionof 10.6084/m9.figshare.4822183.v1
dc.source APS March Meeting
dc.title Exploration of Solvent Effects On Morphology of Polyaniline & Other Polymer Films Deposited Through RIR- MAPLE
dc.type Conference
duke.contributor.id Barraza, E|0704961
duke.contributor.id folgueras, M|0606159
duke.contributor.id stiff-roberts, A|0331762
pubs.finish-date 2017-03-17
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Student
pubs.publication-status Published online
pubs.start-date 2017-03-13
duke.contributor.orcid Barraza, E|0000-0003-2868-1496


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