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Backfilled, self-assembled monolayers and methods of making same

United States Patent

June 30, 2009
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Backfilled, self-assembled monolayers and methods of making the same are disclosed. The self-assembled monolayer comprises at least one functional organosilane species and a substantially random dispersion of at least one backfilling organosilane species among the functional organosilane species, wherein the functional and backfilling organosilane species have been sequentially deposited on a substrate. The method comprises depositing sequentially a first organosilane species followed by a backfilling organosilane species, and employing a relaxation agent before or during deposition of the backfilling organosilane species, wherein the first and backfilling organosilane species are substantially randomly dispersed on a substrate.
Fryxell; Glen E. (Kennewick, WA), Zemanian; Thomas S. (Richland, WA), Addleman; R. Shane (Benton City, WA), Aardahl; Christopher L. (Sequim, WA), Zheng; Feng (Richland, WA), Busche; Brad (Raleigh, NC), Egorov; Oleg B. (West Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 315,646
December 21, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.