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Conditions leading to the formation of polymer thin layers with densely dispersed organic dyes using the vapor transportation method with vacuum technique
Author(s): Toshiko Mizokuro; Hiroyuki Mochizuki; Noritaka Yamamoto; Norio Tanaka; Shin Horiuchi; Nobutaka Tanigaki; Takashi Hiraga
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Paper Abstract

The "vapor transportation method" with vacuum technique, developed previsouly in our laboratory, was used to form polymer thin layers with densely dispersed photochromic dyes on polystyrene (PS), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), and polymcarbonate (PC) substrates. The organic photochrmoic dye cis-1,2-dicyano-1,2-bis(2,4,5-trimethyl-3-thienyl)ethane (CMTE) was used, and the rate of formation of the CMTE-conatining layer was as follows: PS > PC > PMMA. These observations are important for application of the present method to the formation of organic memory media for optical recording etc. These results also indicate that the formation rate is dependent on not only the chemical composition and the structure of the polymer substrate, but also on the treatment temperature. Optical density measurements of the CMTE-dispersed thin polymer films showed maximum values near the glass transition temperature (g) with increases in temperature of film formation. The Tg values of CMTE-dispersed polymers decreased rapidly after CMTE-dispersal into the polymer matrices, indicating that Tg values of the polymers are important parameters for investigation of the mechanism of formation of CMTE-dispersed layers on polymer substrates using the present method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4991, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473168
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Toshiko Mizokuro, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Hiroyuki Mochizuki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Noritaka Yamamoto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Norio Tanaka, Dainichi-Seika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shin Horiuchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Nobutaka Tanigaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
Takashi Hiraga, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4991:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V
James G. Grote; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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