Observations of the topography and friction properties of macromolecular thin films at the nanometer scale Academic Article uri icon


  • The research work in this paper is on the microtribological properties of C60-Pst macromolecular thin films. The C60-polystyrene (C60-Pst) molecule is hyperbranched. AFM/FFM techniques are used for observing the topography and friction properties of surface-modified C60-Pst thin films at the nanometer scale. The synthesized product was analyzed with GPC and FTIR spectrometry. Monolayer and multilayer thin films of C60-Pst macromolecules were prepared using a LB (Langmuir-Blodgett) film technique. The structural and frictional properties of these thin films were tested using AFM/FFM. The topography of the LB film surface, Transference of molecules and friction of C60-Pst thin films using FFM were observed. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Shi, B., Lu, X., Zou, R., Luo, J., Chen, D., Liang, H., & Huang, L.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • October 2001

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