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Title: Photo-oxidation of Polymers Synthesized by Plasma and Initiated CVD

Abstract

Plasma polymers are often limited by their susceptibility to spontaneous and photo-oxidation. We show that the unusual photoluminescence (PL) behavior of a plasma polymer of trans-2-butene is correlated with its photoluminescence strength. These photo-processes occur under blue light illumination (λ=405 nm), distinguishing them from traditional ultraviolet degradation of polymers. These photo-active defects are likely formed during the plasma deposition process and we show that a polymer synthesized using initiated (i)CVD, non-plasma method, has 1000× lower PL signal and enhanced photo-stability. In conclusion, non-plasma methods such as iCVD may therefore be a route to overcoming material aging issues that limit the adoption of plasma polymers.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). Materials Science Division
  2. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department
  3. General Atomics, San Diego CA, (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1241978
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-669872
Journal ID: ISSN 0948-1907
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemical Vapor Deposition
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 10-12; Journal ID: ISSN 0948-1907
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 42 ENGINEERING; plasma polymers; photo-oxidation; photoluminescence; initiated CVD; stability

Citation Formats

Baxamusa, Salmaan H., Suresh, Aravind, Ehrmann, Paul, Laurence, Ted, Hanania, Jiries, Hayes, Jeff, Harley, Stephen, and Burkey, Daniel D. Photo-oxidation of Polymers Synthesized by Plasma and Initiated CVD. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1002/cvde.201507173.
Baxamusa, Salmaan H., Suresh, Aravind, Ehrmann, Paul, Laurence, Ted, Hanania, Jiries, Hayes, Jeff, Harley, Stephen, & Burkey, Daniel D. Photo-oxidation of Polymers Synthesized by Plasma and Initiated CVD. United States. doi:10.1002/cvde.201507173.
Baxamusa, Salmaan H., Suresh, Aravind, Ehrmann, Paul, Laurence, Ted, Hanania, Jiries, Hayes, Jeff, Harley, Stephen, and Burkey, Daniel D. Mon . "Photo-oxidation of Polymers Synthesized by Plasma and Initiated CVD". United States. doi:10.1002/cvde.201507173. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1241978.
@article{osti_1241978,
title = {Photo-oxidation of Polymers Synthesized by Plasma and Initiated CVD},
author = {Baxamusa, Salmaan H. and Suresh, Aravind and Ehrmann, Paul and Laurence, Ted and Hanania, Jiries and Hayes, Jeff and Harley, Stephen and Burkey, Daniel D.},
abstractNote = {Plasma polymers are often limited by their susceptibility to spontaneous and photo-oxidation. We show that the unusual photoluminescence (PL) behavior of a plasma polymer of trans-2-butene is correlated with its photoluminescence strength. These photo-processes occur under blue light illumination (λ=405 nm), distinguishing them from traditional ultraviolet degradation of polymers. These photo-active defects are likely formed during the plasma deposition process and we show that a polymer synthesized using initiated (i)CVD, non-plasma method, has 1000× lower PL signal and enhanced photo-stability. In conclusion, non-plasma methods such as iCVD may therefore be a route to overcoming material aging issues that limit the adoption of plasma polymers.},
doi = {10.1002/cvde.201507173},
journal = {Chemical Vapor Deposition},
number = 10-12,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {11}
}

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