US 10,889,669 B2
Modulating interfacial wettability of a noncovalent nanoscopic ligand film
Shelley A. Claridge, Lafayette, IN (US); Jae Jin Bang, West Lafayette, IN (US); Shane Richard Russell, West Lafayette, IN (US); and Terry Angelo Villarreal, West Lafayette, IN (US)
Assigned to Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, IN (US)
Filed by Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, IN (US)
Filed on Sep. 28, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/145,279.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/564,325, filed on Sep. 28, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0092885 A1, Mar. 28, 2019
Int. Cl. C08F 138/00 (2006.01); C08J 5/18 (2006.01); H01L 51/00 (2006.01); C09J 4/00 (2006.01); C08F 38/00 (2006.01); H01B 1/12 (2006.01); H01L 51/56 (2006.01)
CPC C08F 138/00 (2013.01) [C08F 38/00 (2013.01); C08J 5/18 (2013.01); C09J 4/00 (2013.01); H01B 1/124 (2013.01); H01L 51/004 (2013.01); H01L 51/0012 (2013.01); C08J 2349/00 (2013.01); H01L 51/56 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
 
1. A method for modulating interfacial wettability of a two-dimensional (2D) material using a molecular layer prepared from a polymerizable amphiphilic monomer having a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail, the method comprising the steps of
a. preparing an amphiphilic monomer, allocating a proper position for the polymerizable group, relative to the hydrophilic head and the hydrophobic tail of said amphiphilic monomer;
b. assembling a monolayer or thin film of said amphiphilic monomer; and
c. polymerizing said amphiphilic monomer whereby affording said 2D material with a nanoscale enhanced or decreased wettability controlled by said amphiphilic monomer.