TITLE

Rubbing-induced polar ordering in nylon-11

AUTHOR(S)
Hong, Seok-Cheol; Zhang, Chun; Shen, Y. R.
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/5/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 18, p3068
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy was used to show that mechanical rubbing could induce domains of ferroelectric ordering in films of odd-numbered nylon. In each domain, the dipole groups of NH and CO were aligned perpendicular to the rubbing direction and parallel to the surface.
ACCESSION #
9630216

 

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