Spin Coating For Fabrication Of (r) GO-Assisted Membranes

Spin coating method is a widely used method for the fabrication of (r) GO-assisted membranes. Commonly, the first step of spin coating is dropping GO suspension on a base. The second step is rotating the plate with high speed. Consequently, there will be a formation of thin liquid layer which is driven by a centrifugal force. The properties of different GO membranes prepared by three methods, spin-coating, drop-coating and solvent-induced precipitation. They used glass and quartz as substrate to fabricate GO films. As a result, the GO films fabricated by spin coating were the thinnest among all products.

Spin coating method can easily adjust the thickness and area of membranes by controlling the amount of (r) GO solution and the size of the substrate. The produced r-GO thin film have been used in the application of photodetection.

Reference: Royal Society of Chemistry


Application Of Spin Coating Process In Thin Film Fabrication

We prepared PMMA-LZO polymer composite film by ultrasound-assisted mixing of PMMA and LZO solution followed by spin coating process, the solution on ITO (Indium tin oxide) coated the glass. The spin coater (Navson-NT12000) used here was vacuum free chamber. Operating conditions such as the 2000 rpm for 10 seconds and ramped to 6000 rpm for 20 seconds were maintained with N2 gas supply. The final thickness of the film measured to be 1.6 µm using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The thickness of the film was uniform and smooth surface finish. PMMA-LZO polymer composite film was further used as a dielectric layer in the film capacitor.

Kishor Kumar M J
Doctoral Student
NITK Surathkal
Karnataka, India



Spin Coating Process Theory


Spin coating has been used for several decades for the application of thin lms. A typical process involves depositing a
small puddle of a fuid resin onto the center of a substrate and then spinning the substrate at high speed (typically around
3000 rpm). Centripetal acceleration will cause the resin to spread to, and eventually off, the edge of the substrate leaving a thin film of resin on the surface. Final film thickness and other properties will depend on the nature of the resin (viscosity, drying rate, percent solids, surface tension, etc.) and the parameters chosen for the spin process.

Factors such as final rotational speed, acceleration, and fume exhaust contribute to how the properties of coated films are defined. One of the most important factors in spin coating is repeat-ability. Subtle variations in the
parameters that define the spin process can result in drastic variations in the coated film.

Source: Spin Coat Theory