Acknowledgement is made to the donors of the Petroleum Research Fund, administered by the American Chemical Society, and Portland State University, for support of this research. B.H. is grateful for the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award given by Portland State University. B.H. also acknowledges financial support from the National Science Foundation REU program under Grant No. DMR-0097575 and the American Chemical Society POLYED summer scholarship. The authors thank Professor Jody House at Oregon Health and Science University and Joo Chan for assistance with AFM.
A Simple Method for the Attachment of Polymer Films on Solid Substrates†
Article first published online: 13 FEB 2003
© 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 244–248, February, 2003
How to Cite
Yan, M. and Harnish, B. (2003), A Simple Method for the Attachment of Polymer Films on Solid Substrates. Adv. Mater., 15: 244–248. doi: 10.1002/adma.200390057
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 13 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 NOV 2002
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUL 2002
- Polymer films;
- Spin coating;
- Surface modification;
- UV irradiation
The immobilization of polymer thin films on solid substrates has been achieved using a very simple method, involving spin coating the polymer, followed by UV irradiation. A robust film remains on the substrate surface after solvent extraction. The procedure could be employed to fabricate patterned polymer thin films via photolithography (see Figure).