Factors affecting the preparation of permanently end-grafted polystyrene layers

R.A.L. Jones, R.J. Lehnert, Holger Schönherr, Gyula J. Vancso

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Deuterated and protonated end-functionalized polystyrenes of low and high molecular weight were grafted onto silicon substrates by solution-spincasting, followed by annealing and removal of ungrafted chains. The remaining layers were characterised by spectroscopic ellipsometry and atomic force microscopy. The effect of a variation of the initial film thickness, the annealing temperature and time on the resulting grafted layers was investigated. It was found that only the initial film thickness and deuteration had a marked effect on the layer morphology and thickness. Further improvement in reproducibility is needed to achieve real process control.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)525-530
Number of pages6
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • METIS-105761
  • Preparation
  • Polystyrene
  • Grafted layers
  • IR-74211

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