Fabrication and characterization of multi-component organosilane nanofilms

Atsushi Takahara, Hiroki Sakata, Masamichi Morita, Tomo Yukikoga, Hideyuki Otsuka

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Multi-component micropatterned organosilane monolayers are fabricated on a Si-wafer substrate by stepwise site-specific vacuum ultraviolet (VUV)-ray photodecomposition and chemisorption. The introduction of different organosilane components is confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Atomic force microscopic and lateral force microscopic observations reveal that the line-widths of the micropatterned surface correspond to those of the photomask. Contact angle measurement reveals that the micropatterning of the surface functional groups influences the magnitudes of surface free energy. A line pattern with high wetting contrast shows anisotropic water condensing behavior. Also, the patterned surface is used for the site-specific polymerization and site-specific adsorption of microparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-504
Number of pages16
JournalComposite Interfaces
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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