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Material properties and applications of blended organic thin films with nanoscale domains deposited by RIR-MAPLE
Author(s): Adrienne D. Stiff-Roberts; Ryan D. McCormick; Wangyao Ge
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Paper Abstract

Resonant-infrared, matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE) has been used to deposit blended, organic thin-films with nanoscale domain sizes of constituent polymers, small molecules, or colloidal nanoparticles. In the emulsion-based RIR-MAPLE process, the target contains a nonpolar, organic solvent phase and a polar, water phase. The emulsion properties have a direct impact on the nanoscale morphology of single-component organic thin films, while the morphology of blended, organic thin films also depends on the RIR-MAPLE deposition mode. In addition to these fundamental aspects, applications of blended organic films (organic solar cells, anti-reflection coatings, and multi-functional surfaces) deposited by emulsion-based RIR-MAPLE are presented. Importantly, domain sizes in the blended films are critical to thin-film functionality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9350, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XX, 935007 (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079858
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Adrienne D. Stiff-Roberts, Duke Univ. (United States)
Ryan D. McCormick, Duke Univ. (United States)
Wangyao Ge, Duke Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9350:
Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XX
Stephan Roth; Yoshiki Nakata; Beat Neuenschwander; Xianfan Xu, Editor(s)

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