Super gas barrier of transparent polymer-clay multilayer ultrathin films. Academic Article uri icon


  • Flexible and transparent polymeric "superbarrier" packaging materials have become increasingly important in recent years. Layer-by-layer assembly offers a facile technique for the fabrication of layered, polymer-clay superbarrier thin films. At only 51 nm thick, these nanocomposite thin films, comprised of 12 polymer and 4 clay layers, exhibit an oxygen permeability orders of magnitude lower than EVOH and SiOx. Coupling high flexibility, transparency, and barrier protection, these films are good candidates for a variety packaging applications.

published proceedings

  • Nano Lett

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Priolo, M. A., Gamboa, D., Holder, K. M., & Grunlan, J. C.

citation count

  • 277

complete list of authors

  • Priolo, Morgan A||Gamboa, Daniel||Holder, Kevin M||Grunlan, Jaime C

publication date

  • December 2010