Him Cheng Wong, Anthony M. Higgins, Andrew R. Wildes, Jack F. Douglas and João T. Cabral Thin Films: Patterning Polymer–Fullerene Nanocomposite Thin Films with Light (Adv. Mater. 7/2013) Advanced Materials 25
The stability and association of polymer–fullerene films upon thermal annealing depends strongly on exposure to light, even at ambient conditions, as reported by João T. Cabral and co-workers on page 985. As a result, the coupling of self-assembly in polymer nanocomposites and photo-transformation provides an extremely promising route for patterning the stability (wetting/dewetting), morphology and characteristic dimensions in thin film composites.
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