Optical and electrical characterisation of polyelectrolyte self-assembled thin films

NABOK, A. V., HASSAN, A. K. and RAY, A. K. (1999). Optical and electrical characterisation of polyelectrolyte self-assembled thin films. Materials Science and Engineering C, 8-9, 505-508.

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Polyelectrolyte self-assembled multilayer films were prepared by alternation of poly(allylamine) hydrochloride (PAA) and poly(sodium 4-sterenesulfonate) (PSS) using a fully automatic, computer-controlled deposition set-up. The produced films were characterised with ellipsometry and surface plasmon resonance (SPR), and both film thickness and refractive index were evaluated. Thickness per PAA/PSS bilayer was found to increase from 0.58 to 1.26 nm after a few dips indicating an improved film transfer and then homogeneity. Current-voltage characteristics of Au/(PAA/PSS)(n)/Al sandwich structures were measured and films' electrical conductivity has also been evaluated. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Advanced Coatings and Composites Research Centre > Electronic Materials and Sensors Research Group
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0928-4931(99)00009-0
Page Range: 505-508
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 10:14
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 21:30
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1414

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