Ultrathin polymeric films have recently attracted tremendous interest as functional components of coatings, separation membranes, and sensors, with applications spanning from environment-related processes to soft robotics and wearable devices. In order to support the development of robust devices with advanced performances, it is necessary to achieve a deep comprehension of the mechanical properties of ultrathin polymeric films, which can be significantly affected by confinement effects at the nanoscale. In this review paper, we collect the most recent advances in the development of ultrathin organic membranes with emphasis on the relationship between their structure and mechanical properties. We provide the reader with a critical overview of the main approaches for the preparation of ultrathin polymeric films, the methodologies for the investigation of their mechanical properties, and models to understand the primary effects that impact their mechanical response, followed by a discussion on the current trends for designing mechanically robust organic membranes.

Ultrathin Organic Membranes: Can They Sustain the Quest for Mechanically Robust Device Applications? / Missale, E.; Frasconi, M.; Pantano, M. F.. - In: ISCIENCE. - ISSN 2589-0042. - 26:2, 105924(2023), pp. 1-14. [10.1016/j.isci.2023.105924]

Ultrathin Organic Membranes: Can They Sustain the Quest for Mechanically Robust Device Applications?

Missale E.
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Pantano M. F.
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2023-01-01

Abstract

Ultrathin polymeric films have recently attracted tremendous interest as functional components of coatings, separation membranes, and sensors, with applications spanning from environment-related processes to soft robotics and wearable devices. In order to support the development of robust devices with advanced performances, it is necessary to achieve a deep comprehension of the mechanical properties of ultrathin polymeric films, which can be significantly affected by confinement effects at the nanoscale. In this review paper, we collect the most recent advances in the development of ultrathin organic membranes with emphasis on the relationship between their structure and mechanical properties. We provide the reader with a critical overview of the main approaches for the preparation of ultrathin polymeric films, the methodologies for the investigation of their mechanical properties, and models to understand the primary effects that impact their mechanical response, followed by a discussion on the current trends for designing mechanically robust organic membranes.
2023
2, 105924
Missale, E.; Frasconi, M.; Pantano, M. F.
Ultrathin Organic Membranes: Can They Sustain the Quest for Mechanically Robust Device Applications? / Missale, E.; Frasconi, M.; Pantano, M. F.. - In: ISCIENCE. - ISSN 2589-0042. - 26:2, 105924(2023), pp. 1-14. [10.1016/j.isci.2023.105924]
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