Doubly-oriented films of poly-(di-methyl-silane) (PDMS) were prepared by evaporation under controlled conditions on unidirectionally oriented poly(tetra-fluoro-ethylene) (PTFE) thin layer, which was mechanically deposited on fused quartz plate. It was confirmed by X-ray diffraction and polarized absorption measurements that the silicon backbone chains with all-trans conformation laid along the direction of PTFE orientation, and that a particular crystalline plane (110) was parallel to the PTFE layer. PDMS films with double orientation showed a new absorption which appeared only in the polarized spectrum parallel to the direction of chains, and in lower energy region, than the main peak at 4.1 eV.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry