The Sense of Chromophore Orientation in Films Made by Alternating Polyelectrolyte Deposition
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Alternating polyelectrolyte deposition APD is a technique for fabricating multilayer thin films at room temperature. The substrate is alternately dipped in two different aqueous solutions - one containing a polycation and the other a polyanion. By incorporating chromophores in the polycation andor polyanion, it has been demonstrated that the APD process can be used to make multilayer second order nonlinear optical polymer films. In addition, a recent encouraging discovery is that these films exhibit a high degree of thermal robustness.
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