Self‐assembly of octadecyltrichlorosilane films on mica

George Carson, Steve Granick

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Self-assembled films of octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS) have been deposited on freshly cleaved mica. A combination of argon plasma preteatment, long adsorption times in solution, and a posttreatnment at a moderate temperatures (60°C) were required to form homogeneous OTS layers exhibiting good adherence to the mica. This process is more complex than the procedure required to form similar layers on glass. Advancing contact angles of water droplets ranged from 113 to 116°, with receding angles of 107 to 110°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2767-2772
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 5 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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