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Physics of Surfaces and Thin Films of Polymers - NBCM090
Title in English: Fyzika povrchů a tenkých vrstev polymerů
Guaranteed by: Department of Macromolecular Physics (32-KMF)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2006
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Hynek Biederman, DrSc.
doc. Danka Slavínská, prom. fyz., CSc.
Classification: Physics > Biophysics and Chemical Physics
Annotation -
Last update: T_KMF (23.05.2006)
Basic terms and properties of macromolecular solid surfaces . Methods of their investigation. Modification of their surfaces. Common and organic thin films, their basic properties, methods of investigation and preparation.
Literature - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Pavel Zakouřil, Ph.D. (05.08.2002)

[1] H.Biederman, Y.Osada:Plasma Polymerisation Processes. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1992

[2] B.W.Cherry:Polymer surfaces. University Press, Cambridge 1981

[3] H.Yasuda: Plasma Polymerization. Academic Press, Orlando, 1985

[4] L.Eckertová : Metody analysy povrchů. Academia, Praha 1990

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: prof. RNDr. Hynek Biederman, DrSc. (10.10.2017)

Zkouška je ústní se zadáním tří otázek z probírané tématiky a možností přípravy na místě. Dále pak jsou možné doplňující krátké otázky. Podmínkou konání zkoušky je systematická účast na přednášce.

Syllabus -
Last update: T_KMF (23.05.2006)

1) Definition of basic terms. Thin film, surface, interface. Monomer, oligomer, polymer: linear, branched, cross-linked. Glass transition temperature. Morphology of polymers.

2) Preparation of polymer thin film from solution. Multilayer polymer systems. Composites.

3) Measurement of the thickness of films. Tolansky method, quartz crystal monitor, profilometer(surfometer)

4) Geometry of polymer surfaces. Roughness. Fractal approach to the roughness assessment. Possibilities of the electron microscopy for the study of the surface of polymer films

5) Surface energy, energy of the interface. Methods of the surface energy measurements, static and dynamic.

6) Stabilization of surface properties of polymers. Yasuda's model explaining hysteresis observed in measurements of contact angles of hydrophilic films.

7) Methods of surface analysis applied to polymers, fundamentals of ESCA, AES, SIMS.

8) Basics of the infrared transmission spectroscopy, FTIR, ATR

9) Morphology of nanostructures. Fundamentals of STM and AFM.

10) Thin films prepared by Langmuir-Blodgett technique or electrolitically.

11) Thin polymeric films pepared by vacuum methods. Evaporation, sputtering. Basics of dc and rf discharges for sputering, magnetrons

12) Plasma polymerization, application of dc, rf and microwave discharges. Basic deposition parameters of plasma polymerization.

13) Processes of etching in a low temperature plasma. Sputter-etching, reactive ion etching, plasma etching.

14) Summary of polymer surface modifications in a low temperature plasma.

 
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