Dr. Anna Maria Coclite is Assistant Professor at Institute for Solid State Physics, TU Graz
Well-adhered, conformal, thin (<100 nm) coatings obtained by Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) augment the capabilities of traditional surface modification techniques for different technological applications. Functional polymeric materials can be applied to virtually any substrate (organic, inorganic, rigid, flexible, planar, three-dimensional, dense or porous) at room temperature by CVD methods, In CVS polymerization, the monomer(s) are delivered to the surface through the vapor phase and then undergo simultaneous polymerization and thin film formation. By eliminating the need to dissolve macromolecules, CVD enables insoluble polymers to be coated and prevents solvent damage to the substrate. CVD film growth proceeds from the substrate up, allowing for interfacial engineering, real-time monitoring, and thickness control. Initiated-CVD has shown successful results in terms of rationally designed micro- and nano-engineered materials to control molecular interactions at material surfaces.
Date: Thursday, 30th October 2014, 3 p.m.
Location: Meeting room PCCL, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben (3rd level)