Title: The Mechanical Property, Microstructure, and Pore Geometry of a Methyltrimethoxysilane Modified Silica Zeolite (MSZ) Film
Authors: Che, Mu-Lung
Chuang, Shindy
Leu, Jihperng
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: A methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) modified silica zeolite (MSZ) film has been prepared using a high ratio of MTMS/tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS). This study investigated the effect of MTMS addition on the low-k matrix structure, elastic modulus, and pore geometry. High MTMS loading reduced the k-value of MSZ film down to 2.0, but yielded a lower elastic modulus, 2.7 GPa. Based on grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS) 2D pattern analysis, the pore geometry of the MSZ film was found to be small but elliptical (R(in-plane) similar to 3.75 nm; R(out-of-plane) similar to 3.04 nm). The elliptical pore shape was formed by a collapse of film structure at 150-160 degrees C as a result of similar to 32% thickness shrinkage due to the decomposition of tetra-n-propylammonium hydroxide (TPAOH), a structure directing catalyst, and due to a large degree of crosslinking reaction in the silica matrix. Combining GISAXS, (29)Si-NMR, and FT-IR results, we propose that the lower elastic modulus was caused by the incorporation of a large amount of methyl groups from the MTMS precursor and the elliptic pores. (C) 2012 The Electrochemical Society. [DOI: 10.1149/2.074203jes] All rights reserved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/15296
ISSN: 0013-4651
DOI: 10.1149/2.074203jes
Volume: 159
Issue: 3
Begin Page: G23
End Page: G28
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