Demonstrated a novel platform to correlate optical, electrical, gravimetric, and viscoelastic properties of polymer films under controlled environment.
Significance and Impact
This new platform enables high-throughput multifunctional materials characterization on a continuous scale (macro-to-nanoscale).
– Modified a quartz crystal microbalance to enable electrical and optical measurements
– Designed a specialized 3D printable cell for multimodal testing
– Demonstrated simultaneous acquisition of multiple measurements on the same film
– Used machine learning tools to correlate the different properties of a thin film
E. Muckley, L. Collins, B. R. Srijanto, and I. N. Ivanov, Machine Learning-Enabled Correlation and Modeling of Multimodal Response of Thin Film to Environment on Macro and Nanoscale Using "Lab-on-a-Crystal" Adv. Funct. Mater. (2020) DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201908010