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Polystyrene samples with different molar mass and narrow polydispersity index were prepared by nitroxide-mediated polymerization using N-tert-butyl-N-[1-diethylphosphono(2,2-dimethylpropyl)] nitroxide (SG1) as a radical controller and phosphorus containing moiety, and their doping performances were studied. In contrast to what is observed for conventional “grafting to” reactions, the thickness of the grafted layer is observed to rapidly increase with time, reaching a thickness plateau value that is significantly lower than 2 times the radius of gyration of the corresponding polymer chain. In addition, the plateau thickness initially increases as the molar mass of the grafting polymer increases and then reaches a somewhat limiting thickness. Interestingly, the phosphorus areal dose on the silicon surface is equal to the density of the grafted chains estimated from the thickness of the brush layer. The overall data indicate …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
7 Aug 2019

Riccardo Chiarcos, Valentina Gianotti, Maurizio Cossi, Alberto Zoccante, Diego Antonioli, Katia Sparnacci, Michele Laus, Federica Elvira Caligiore, Michele Perego

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Volume: 1 Issue: 9 Pages: 1807-1816
ACS Applied Electronic Materials