Accession Number:

ADA386981

Title:

Instrumentation for Enhanced Thin Polymer Film Preparation and Characterization as Photonic Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 1997-30 Sep 1998

Corporate Author:

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHDEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The instruments purchased or built include 1. a KSV automated Alternating Layer System, which allows the efficient deposition of alternating Langmuir-Blodgett multilayers from monolayers at the gas-water interface. 2. a KSV spectroscopy trough, which was substantially enhanced to allow laser light scattering spectroscopy at the gas-water interface, observation of morphology at the gas-water interface by Brewster angle microscopy and second harmonic generation measurements of orientation at the gas-water interface. 3. a NanoFilm corporation thin film maker for industrially efficient formation of ultrathin films was built. 4. A Houston Image Force Microscope was purchased and is being used to study the topography and structure of these layers as well as intermolecular forces between the probe and the surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE