Effect of Au nanoparticle spatial distribution on the stability of thin polymer films

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dc.contributor.author Amarandei, George
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Colm
dc.contributor.author Arshak, Arousian
dc.contributor.author Thiele, Uwe
dc.contributor.author Steiner, Ullrich
dc.contributor.author Corcoran, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-16T11:46:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-16T11:46:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-21
dc.identifier.citation Amarandei, G., O’Dwyer, C., Arshak, A., Thiele, U., Steiner, U. and Corcoran, D. (2013) 'Effect of Au Nanoparticle Spatial Distribution on the Stability of Thin Polymer Films', Langmuir, 29(22), pp. 6706-6714. doi: 10.1021/la400659q en
dc.identifier.volume 29 en
dc.identifier.issued 22 en
dc.identifier.startpage 6706 en
dc.identifier.endpage 6714 en
dc.identifier.issn 0743-7463
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6125
dc.identifier.doi 10.1021/la400659q
dc.description.abstract The stability of thin poly(methyl-methacrylate) (PMMA) films of low molecular weight on a solid substrate is controlled by the areal coverage of gold nanoparticles (NPs) present at the air–polymer interface. As the polymer becomes liquid the Au NPs are free to diffuse, coalesce, and aggregate while the polymer film can change its morphology through viscous flow. These processes lead at the same time to the formation of a fractal network of Au NPs and to the development of spinodal instabilities of the free surface of the polymer films. For thinner films a single wavelength is observed, while for thicker films two wavelengths compete. With continued heating the aggregation process results in a decrease in coverage, the networks evolve into disordered particle assemblies, while the polymer films flatten again. The disordering occurs first on the smallest scales and coincides (in thicker films) with the disappearance of the smaller wavelength. The subsequent disordering on larger scales causes the films to flatten. en
dc.description.sponsorship Seventh Framework Programme (EU Framework 7 for projects MRTN-CT-2004005728 (PATTERNS)); Science Foundation Ireland (Tyndall National Institute through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded National Access Programme (Project NAP 200)); en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Chemical Society (ACS) en
dc.rights © 2013 American Chemical Society. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Langmuir, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la400659q en
dc.subject Gold nanoparticles en
dc.subject Thin polymer film en
dc.subject Stability en
dc.subject Spinodal en
dc.subject Dewetting en
dc.title Effect of Au nanoparticle spatial distribution on the stability of thin polymer films en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm O'Dwyer, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2018-05-15T23:09:53Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 213444033
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Langmuir en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.odwyer@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP3::PEOPLE/239426/EU/Control and Application of Field Induced Polymer Patterns/POLYPATT en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP3::PEOPLE/214919/EU/MULTI-SCALE COMPLEX FLUID FLOWS and INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA/MULTIFLOW en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Stokes Professorship & Lectureship Programme/07/SK/B1232a/IE/Colm ODwyer/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Short Term Travel Fellowship (STTF)/07/SK/B1232a - STTF 11/IE/Optical Probing of Phase Changes in Inverse opal Photonic Crystal Li-on Battery Electrodes/ en

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