We have demonstrated surface functionalization through the decal-like transfer of thermally cross-linked urushiol thin films onto various substrates. Tensile adhesive strength measurements showed that the film adheres strongly to the surface of various substrates including chemically inert materials, such as polyolefins and thermosetting resins, because of the properties of urushiol. Furthermore, the highly cross-linked structure of urushiol made the films mechanically robust. These two properties allowed the fabrication of practicable thin films for indirect surface modification. Actually, the robust thin film served as a scaffold for an Au thin film, which was then bound to various substrates. Surface-texturing of nanodecal was also demonstrated as an application aspects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)