This paper was supported in part by the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies under contract DAAD-19-02-D-002 with the US Army Research Office.
Overview of Strategies for the CVD of Organic Films and Functional Polymer Layers†
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2009
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Chemical Vapor Deposition
Special Issue: Special Issue on CVD and Polymeric Materials
Volume 15, Issue 4-6, pages 77–90, June 2009
How to Cite
Sreenivasan, R. and Gleason, K. K. (2009), Overview of Strategies for the CVD of Organic Films and Functional Polymer Layers. Chem. Vap. Deposition, 15: 77–90. doi: 10.1002/cvde.200800040
- Issue published online: 23 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 19 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Received: 3 NOV 2008
- Polymer thin films
Vapor based polymer deposition methods have evolved to address the limitations of solution polymerization. However this field of vapor based polymerization suffers from varied nomenclature and would benefit from a review article that brought together the different approaches to vapor based polymerization with an effort to present existing nomenclature, clearly identify the various approaches within this field and summarize recent results. This review article is written with the purpose of compiling recent advances in vapor based deposition methods of polymers with a focus on applications that will continue to drive research in this field. We hope that this article encourages researchers engineering novel polymer applications to give vapor based polymerization a serious consideration apart from solution polymerization methods.