SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • Arrays, ordered, 2D;
  • Conjugated polymers;
  • Microstructures, polymeric

Microstructuring of conjugated polymers is facile utilizing the breath figure approach. Dilute solutions of conjugated polymers in carbon disulfide form highly ordered 2D hexagonal bubble arrays (see Figure and inside cover). The arrays are obtained if moist air is blown over the polymer solutions. Evaporative cooling leads to condensation of water droplets onto the liquid surface. After the solvent is evaporated, the ordered bubble array is observed.