Influence of grafting on the glass transition temperature of PS thin films

  • Marceau Hénot
  • Alexis Chennevière
  • Eric Drockenmuller
  • Kenneth Shull
  • Liliane Léger
  • Frédéric Restagno
Regular Article

Abstract.

We present an investigation of the effect of the interaction between a thin polystyrene film and its supporting substrate on its glass transition temperature (\( T_{\rm g}\)). We modulate this interaction by depositing the film on end-tethered polystyrene grafted layers of controlled molecular parameters. By comparing \(T_{\rm g}\) measurements versus film thickness for films deposited on different grafted layers and films deposited directly on a silicon substrate, we can conclude that there is no important effect of the film-subtrate interaction. Our interpretation of these results is that local orientation and dynamic effects substantial enough to influence \(T_{\rm g}\) cannot readily be obtained by grafting prepolymerized chains to a surface, due to intrinsic limitation of the surface grafting density.

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Keywords

Soft Matter: Polymers and Polyelectrolytes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marceau Hénot
    • 1
  • Alexis Chennevière
    • 1
  • Eric Drockenmuller
    • 2
  • Kenneth Shull
    • 3
  • Liliane Léger
    • 1
  • Frédéric Restagno
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRSUniv. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-SaclayOrsay CedexFrance
  2. 2.Univ Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CNRSIngénierie des Matériaux PolymèresLyonFrance
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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