Matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation

MAPLE is a powerful technique for the deposition of organic materials such as polymers and biomaterials. With its gentle deposition mechanism and precise control of laser pulse energy, MAPLE allows the development of structured polymers with extremely high and/or low potential energy, ultra-stable light nanocomposites, and materials for renewable energy conversion.

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    1. K. Shepard, C. B. Arnold, R. Priestley, “Origins of nanostructure in amorphous polymer coatings via MAPLE,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 103, 123105 (2013) | Full text | View at publisher
    2. K. Shepard, Y. Guo, C. B. Arnold, and R. Priestley, “Nanostructured Morphology of Polymer Films Prepared by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation,“ Applied Physics A (2013) | Full text | View at publisher
    3. Y. Guo, A. Morozov, D. Schneider, J. W. Chung, C. Zhang, M. Waldmann, N. Yao, G. Fytas, C. B. Arnold, and R. D. Priestley, "Ultrastable nanostructured polymer glasses," Nature Materials (2012) DOI: 10.1038/nmat3234 | Full text | View at publisher