Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging of Thin Films Formed by Hydrophobing Reagents

Biggs S. and Grieser F. (1994) Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging of Thin Films Formed by Hydrophobing Reagents. Journal of Colloid And Interface Science, 165 2: 425-430. doi:10.1006/jcis.1994.1246


Author Biggs S.
Grieser F.
Title Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging of Thin Films Formed by Hydrophobing Reagents
Journal name Journal of Colloid And Interface Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9797
Publication date 1994-01-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1006/jcis.1994.1246
Open Access Status
Volume 165
Issue 2
Start page 425
End page 430
Total pages 6
Publisher ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Language eng
Subject 1505 Marketing
1606 Political Science
2200 Engineering
2700 Medicine
3110 Surfaces and Interfaces
Abstract The hydrophobic films produced on silica plates by a common silylating reagent, trimethylchlorosilane, at the solid/liquid and solid/gas interfaces have been imaged directly using an atomic force microscope. The results obtained here support previous findings that such reactants produce relatively thick inhomogeneous films. For the first time we are able to present direct images of the spatial inhomogeneity of such films. The thin film produced by esterification of the silica plates with 1-dodecanol has also been imaged. In this case, a good, post-reaction, cleanup procedure was determined to be vital in obtaining a uniform thin hydrophobic film. Comparison with a previous ellipsometric study from this laboratory shows broad agreement on the observed film thicknesses and homogeneities for all samples.
Keyword Chemistry, Physical
Chemistry
CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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