Organic layers of tetradecylphosphonic acid (TDP) and octadecyltrietoxysilane (OES) are formed on flat anodized aluminum surfaces by a simple immersion process. The organic layers are characterized by dynamic contact angle measurements for water, AFM, low-voltage SEM and angle-resolved XPS. The results indicate that a self-assembled monolayer is formed using TDP, but not for OES. Plasma surface treatment prior to the coating was found to significantly influence the formation of organic layers.
Habazaki, H., H. Sato, E. Tsuji, Y. Aoki, K. Shimizu