Site‐selective chemical‐vapor‐deposition of submicron‐wide conducting polypyrrole films: Morphological investigations with the scanning electron and the atomic force microscope

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Elettronica, Informatica, Telecomunicazioni, Via Diotisalvi 2, 156126, Pisa (I), Italy
Journal of Applied Physics (Impact Factor: 2.21). 08/1996; DOI: 10.1063/1.362772
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT We report morphological investigations of polypyrrole thin films deposited by means of a self‐aligning vapor phase technique onto glass, silicon and silicon dioxide substrates, coated with an oxidizing precursor. The variation of the deposition parameters allows the control of the film microstructure which can be fibrillar and strongly anisotropic or globular and tendentially isotropic. Patterning of the precursor by electron‐beam lithography allows the production of submicron wide lines as shown by both the scanning electron microscope and the atomic force microscope. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.

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