Formation of nonextinct ring-banded textures and multistacked lamella of tetra-aniline-block-poly(L-lactide) rod-coil diblock oligomer films induced by solvent vapor treatment
The self-assembly processes of the rod-coil diblock oligomer thin film of tetra-aniline (TANI)-block-poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) with different film thicknesses induced in the coil-selective solvent of acetone vapor at room temperature were studied. The morphologies of the oligomer films were determined by the film thickness. For the thicker film (232nm), the nonextinct concentric ring-banded textures could form. While for the thinner and appropriate film (about 6nm), multistacked diamond-shaped appearances with the periodic thickness being about 8.5nm(6-nm-thick extended PLLA chain and 2.5-nm-thick p-π conjugating TANI bimolecular layer) formed. The possible formation models of those two regular morphologies were presented in detail.