Fabrication of octyltriethoxysilane Langmuir-Blodgett thin film


Can K., Özmen M., Gürfidan L., Gübbük İ. H. , Kaymak E., Ersöz M., ...More

JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol.12, no.7, pp.1552-1555, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1552-1555

Abstract

In the present work the monolayer properties at the air-water interface of Octyltriethoxysilane (C8TES) molecules are investigated using Langmuir isotherm graphs. Uniform and high quality Langmuir-Blodgett films of these molecules are prepared and characterized by UV-visible, atomic force microscopy and quartz crystal microbalance measurements to determine the deposition quality of these films. High transfer ratio of about 0.99 at a deposition pressure of 11 mN/m was obtained. The contact angle of water was 93.17 degrees with a surface free energy of 23.8 mN/m. The use of soluble triethoxy-based silane coupling agents under anhydrous conditions is shown to produce surfaces with a minimal number of surface defects. C8TES material has been demonstrated to produce well organised LB films and is shown to be a good candidate for application in the field of biosensors.