Molecular orientation of oligothiophene-based polyamide thin films fabricated by vapor deposition polymerization

Hitoshi Muguruma, Kazutoshi Matsumura, Shu Hotta

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We report the orientated polyamide thin films having oligothiophene segments in the main chain by a vapor deposition polymerization technique. The films were prepared by the condensation reaction between 2,2′-bithiophene-5,5′-dicarbonyl dichloride and α,ω-bis(aminomethyl)oligothiophene whose degree of polymerization are trimer and tetramer. X-Ray diffraction measurements indicate that the morphology of the films shows a regular crystalline structure and the molecular axis is oblique against the substrate plane. The molecular orientation of the films strongly depends on the ratio of the vapor fluxes of the two reactants to be deposited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 22



  • Molecular orientation
  • Oligothiophene
  • Polyamide
  • Thin film
  • Vapor deposition polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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