Preparation and characterization of thin films by plasma polymerization of glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane at different plasma powers and exposure times

Sever K., Seki Y., Gulec H. A. , Sarikanat M., Mutlu M., Tavman I.

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol.255, no.20, pp.8450-8457, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 255 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2009.05.153
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.8450-8457


This study aims to form a functional film on the glass substrates by plasma polymerization of glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (gamma-GPS). Low frequency plasma generator was used to prepare plasma polymer thin films of gamma-GPS (PlzP-gamma-GPS) on glass substrates at different plasma powers (30, 60 and 90W) and exposure times (5, 15 and 30 min). XPS analyses were utilized to reveal the presence of functional groups in plasma polymer films. When higher plasma powers are applied, relative amount of Si-C bonds decreases and the amount of Si-O bonds increases. Contact angle measurements were performed to evaluate surface characteristics. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) studies were carried out to elucidate morphological changes. From AFM observations, it was obtained that the surface roughness slightly increased with the increase of plasma power from 30 to 90 W. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.