Spatially organized free-standing poly(p-xylylene) nanowires fabricated by vapor deposition

Melik C. Demirel, Serhan Boduroglu, Murat Cetinkaya, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Thin films of poly(chloro-p-xylylene) (PPXC) grown by the pyrolysis and evaporation of chloro-[2.2]paracyclophane in an evacuated chamber contain free-standing, slanted, parallel columns that are 50 ftm long and are assemblies of SO- to 100-nm-diameter nanowires, which thus can have an unprecedented aspect ratio as high as 1000:1. The nanostructured thin films organize spatially with a chemical structure similar to that of planar PPXC thin films, but the former also possess nanostructured morphology. Nanostructured thin films of poly(p-xylylene) (PPX) and its derivatives shall be useful as functionalized interfaces for antifouling coatings and biomedical devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5861-5863
Number of pages3
JournalLangmuir
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - May 22 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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