Ultralow Stress, Thermally Stable Cross-Linked Polymer Films of Polydivinylbenzene (PDVB).

@article{Lepr2017UltralowST,
  title={Ultralow Stress, Thermally Stable Cross-Linked Polymer Films of Polydivinylbenzene (PDVB).},
  author={Xavier Lepr{\'o} and Paul R Ehrmann and Joseph A. Menapace and Johann Lotscher and S J Shin and Richard Meissner and Salmaan H Baxamusa},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2017},
  volume={33 21},
  pages={
          5204-5212
        }
}
Although closely related to polystyrene, poly(divinylbenzene) (PDVB) has found limited utility due to the difficulties associated with its synthesis. As a highly cross-linked polymer, PDVB is infusible and insoluble and thus nearly impossible to shape into films by either melt or solvent-based processes. Here, we report the initiated chemical vapor… CONTINUE READING