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Title: Direct Evidence of Graphene-Induced Molecular Reorientation in Polymer Films

Abstract

For the first time, direct evidence of graphene-induced molecular reorientation in polymer films using polarization modulated infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PMIRRAS) are presented. By creating favorable electrostatic interactions, graphene-polymer interfaces can be controlled by varying polymer and solvent composition. After trans of unmodified graphene from copper onto a polymer substrate, polymer chain rearrangement relative to the orientation at the polymer-copper interface is observed using PM-IRRAS. Transfer success is characterized using both optical transmission measurements and Raman spectroscopy to quantify the transfer fidelity, i.e. graphene coverage fraction. Taken together, oxygencontaining poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) shows more polymer chain rearrangement and better graphene coverage compared to oxygen-free polyethylene. Polymer composition seems to dominate graphene-polymer interactions while solvent choice has a smaller effect on transfer quality. These results are the first direct measurement of this effect and point towards the possibility of engineering graphene-polymer interactions for specific applications.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1631939
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1617071
Report Number(s):
BNL-215987-2020-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2196-7350
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2196-7350
Publisher:
Wiley-VCH
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Carr, Amanda J., Head, Ashley, Boscoboinik, Jorge Anibal, Bhatia, Surita R., and Eisaman, Matthew D. Direct Evidence of Graphene-Induced Molecular Reorientation in Polymer Films. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202000113.
Carr, Amanda J., Head, Ashley, Boscoboinik, Jorge Anibal, Bhatia, Surita R., & Eisaman, Matthew D. Direct Evidence of Graphene-Induced Molecular Reorientation in Polymer Films. United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202000113
Carr, Amanda J., Head, Ashley, Boscoboinik, Jorge Anibal, Bhatia, Surita R., and Eisaman, Matthew D. Mon . "Direct Evidence of Graphene-Induced Molecular Reorientation in Polymer Films". United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202000113. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1631939.
@article{osti_1631939,
title = {Direct Evidence of Graphene-Induced Molecular Reorientation in Polymer Films},
author = {Carr, Amanda J. and Head, Ashley and Boscoboinik, Jorge Anibal and Bhatia, Surita R. and Eisaman, Matthew D.},
abstractNote = {For the first time, direct evidence of graphene-induced molecular reorientation in polymer films using polarization modulated infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PMIRRAS) are presented. By creating favorable electrostatic interactions, graphene-polymer interfaces can be controlled by varying polymer and solvent composition. After trans of unmodified graphene from copper onto a polymer substrate, polymer chain rearrangement relative to the orientation at the polymer-copper interface is observed using PM-IRRAS. Transfer success is characterized using both optical transmission measurements and Raman spectroscopy to quantify the transfer fidelity, i.e. graphene coverage fraction. Taken together, oxygencontaining poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) shows more polymer chain rearrangement and better graphene coverage compared to oxygen-free polyethylene. Polymer composition seems to dominate graphene-polymer interactions while solvent choice has a smaller effect on transfer quality. These results are the first direct measurement of this effect and point towards the possibility of engineering graphene-polymer interactions for specific applications.},
doi = {10.1002/admi.202000113},
journal = {Advanced Materials Interfaces},
number = 12,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {5}
}

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