A series of random copolymers of styrene and methyl methacrylate was prepared on a silicon substrate by RF pulsed inductively coupled plasma. The plasma gas phase was investigated by optical emission spectroscopy (OES). The physico-chemical characteristics of the deposited copolymer films were analyzed by several surface techniques: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier-Transform infrared absorption (FT-IR), Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS), etc. OES of the plasma and FT-IR spectra of the films are predictive: plasma emitting a higher relative benzyl radical signal results in the deposition of a more aromatic plasma polymer. The functional thin films can be deposited by selection of the co-monomers.
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Li, Z., Gillon, X., Diallo, M., Houssiau, L., & Pireaux, J-J. (2011). Styrene and methyl methacrylate copolymer synthesized by RF inductively coupled plasma. Journal of Physics : Conference Series, 275(1). https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/275/1/012020