Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 761–765 | Cite as

Oriented overgrowth of vapour deposited tin on highly oriented PTFE substrates

  • F. Katzenberg
  • J. Petermann


The vapour deposition of tin on highly uniaxially oriented PTFE causes an oriented overgrowth of tin islands. The origin of this orientation is not clear. Classic epitaxy as well as graphoepitaxy seems to be an explanation for the occurring orientation. The appearance of this orientation was observed in a temperature range from −80°C to 90°C. An orientation by crystallization from the melt could not be achieved so far. In this short communication, a metal/polymer system is introduced which offers new possibilities to investigate the origin of oriented overgrowth.


metal/polymer interface friction transfer ultra-thin films 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Katzenberg
    • 1
  • J. Petermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich Chemietechnik, Lehrstuhl für WerkstoffkundeUniversität DortmundDortmundGermany

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