Soap-film coating: High-speed deposition of multilayer nanofilms
2013 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 3, Art. no. 1477- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The coating of thin films is applied in numerous fields and many methods are employed for the deposition of these films. Some coating techniques may deposit films at high speed; for example, ordinary printing paper is coated with micrometre-thick layers of clay at a speed of tens of meters per second. However, to coat nanometre thin films at high speed, vacuum techniques are typically required, which increases the complexity of the process. Here, we report a simple wet chemical method for the high-speed coating of films with thicknesses at the nanometre level. This soap-film coating technique is based on forcing a substrate through a soap film that contains nanomaterials. Molecules and nanomaterials can be deposited at a thickness ranging from less than a monolayer to several layers at speeds up to meters per second. We believe that the soap-film coating method is potentially important for industrial-scale nanotechnology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2013. Vol. 3, Art. no. 1477- p.
Electronic devices; Surfaces, interfaces and thin films; Nanometrology; Design, synthesis and processing
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18627DOI: 10.1038/srep01477ISI: 000316249300008PubMedID: 23503102ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84875767174Local ID: STCOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-18627DiVA: diva2:611902
ProjectsWe acknowledge support from the Sundsvall Community, Länstyrelsen Västernorrland, KK foundation, and EU Regional funds.
FunderKnowledge FoundationEU, European Research Council