Title

Molecular-Controlled Fracture and Release of Templated Nanoporous Organosilicate Thin Films

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2008

Abstract

Molecular interactions between templating porogen particles and the underlying substrate can be exploited to create a controlled release mechanism while maintaining the bulk properties of the matrix material. Furthermore, these interactions can be reversed by priming the substrate with a hydrophobic layer to produce a strong interface with a nanoporous layer.