Tribology Letters

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 87–94 | Cite as

Thin Metal Films Deposited on Dendrimer Monolayers

  • A. Rar
  • M. Curry
  • J. A. Barnard
  • S. C. Street


Chemical interactions and the evolution of surface morphology resulting from deposition of Cr and Co onto dendrimer monolayers have been investigated by XPS, RAIRS, and AFM. Evidence is presented for formation of metal nitrides and mediation of film morphology as a function of the metal and generation number of the dendrimer comprising the monolayer.

PAMAM dendrimer thin films Co Cr nitride XPS AFM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rar
    • 1
  • M. Curry
    • 1
  • J. A. Barnard
    • 2
  • S. C. Street
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, The Center for Materials for Information TechnologyThe University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The Center for Materials for Information TechnologyThe University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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