Alkylphosphonate modified aluminum oxide surfaces.

The surface properties of aluminum, such as chemical composition, roughness, friction, adhesion, and wear, can play an important role in the performance of micro-/nano-electromechanical systems, e.g., digital micromirror devices. Aluminum substrates chemically reacted with octadecylphosphonic acid (ODP/Al), decylphosphonic acid (DP/Al), and octylphosphonic… (More)