Epitaxial Crystallization and Epitaxial Polymerization as Tools for Molecular Engineering.
Final rept. 1 Sep 83-31 Aug 86,
CASE-WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH
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A study has been made of the use of epitaxial crystallization of polymers, epitaxial polymerization and combinatio0ns of surface interactions and reactions to produce polymer epilayers with unique structures, morphologies, and properties. Classically, epitaxial crystallization of polymers is the oriented crystallization of polymers during interaction with a crystalline substrate. Epitaxial polymerization involves the crystallization of a monomer on a crystalline substrate and subsequent polymerization initiated thermally. by ionizing radiation or by chemical doping. In addition, a technique termed graphoepitaxy has been utilized which results from crystallization along deliberate deformities or topologies such as grooves in the substrate surface, and not necessarily crystallographic interactions.
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