Structure of poly(p-hydroxystyrene) film

Minoru Toriumi*, Masatoshi Yanagimachi, Hiroshi Masuhara

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Pyrene-doped poly(p-hydroxystyrene) (PHST) thin films prepared by spin-coating method are studied by time-resolved total-internal-reflection fluorescence spectroscopy. We observed inhomogeneity such as a concentration gradient of doped pyrene molecules and a gradient of polarity (hydrophobicity), and also the existence of isolated pyrene molecules. Stable ground-state dimers of pyrene are found in surface, bulk, and interface layers of a PHST film. These features cause the complicated rise and decay of fluorescence. These results also depend upon the preparing process such as the baking condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-468
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991
EventProceedings of the Eighth Conference on Advances in Resist Technology and Processing VIII - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 4 Mar 19915 Mar 1991

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