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Generating Thickness Gradients of Thin Polymer Films via Flow Coating

Published

Author(s)

Christopher Stafford, Kristen Roskov, Thomas Epps, Michael J. Fasolka

Abstract

Thickness is a governing factor in the behavior of films and coatings. To enable the high-throughputanalysis of this parameter in polymer systems, we detail the design and operation of a flow coater device for fabricating continuous libraries of polymer film thickness over tailored ranges. Focusingon the production of model polystyrene film libraries, we thoroughly outline the performance offlow coating by varying critical factors including device geometry, device motion, and polymersolution parameters.
Citation
Review of Science Instruments
Volume
77

Keywords

coating, combinatorial, flow coating, gradient, polymer, thickness, thin films

Citation

Stafford, C. , Roskov, K. , Epps, T. and Fasolka, M. (2006), Generating Thickness Gradients of Thin Polymer Films via Flow Coating, Review of Science Instruments, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852565 (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created January 31, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021