In this paper we introduce and apply the method for determination of the glass transition temperature of the sub-100 nm thick freestanding and supported polymer films based on thermally assisted atomic force microscopy (AFM). In proposed approach changes of the phase of an oscillating AFM cantilever are used to determine glass transition temperature. An anomalous decrease of the glass transition temperature for both free-standing and supported azobenzene-functionalized polymer thin films is shown.
|EPJ Web of Conferences
|Published - Mar 23 2017
|1st Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference, NANOP 2016 - Paris, France
Duration: Dec 7 2016 → Dec 9 2016
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy