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Keywords:

  • iCVD;
  • oCVD;
  • VDP;
  • PECVD;
  • Polymer thin films

Abstract

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.