Observation of phase‐separated polymeric LB films using scanning probe microscopy

Tomoyuki Yuba, Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Masa‐Aki ‐A Kakimoto, Yoshio Imai

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)


Formation of polyimide films by the Langmuir‐Blodgett (LB) method is described. The preparation and possible applications of the films are detailed. In a mixed LB film of two different polyimides, friction force microscopy reveals hexagonal islands (see Figure), which is the first observation of two‐dimensional phase separation in a polymer mixture. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-889
Number of pages2
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Observation of phase‐separated polymeric LB films using scanning probe microscopy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this