Accession Number : ADA187930

Title :   Adhesion of Vapour Phase Deposited Ultra-Thin Polyimide Films on Polycrystalline Silver.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MAINE UNIV AT ORONO LAB FOR SURFACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Lamb, R N ; Grunze, M

PDF Url : ADA187930

Report Date : 10 Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The vapour phase deposition of 4.4 Oxydianiline (ODA) and Pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA) on a polycrystalline silver substrate was studied using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Adsorption of the pure components on the clean substrate at room temperature results in partial fragmentation of the adsorbate molecules. Bonding to the silver is believed to occur via the oxygens in the ODA and PMDA fragments. Room temperature codeposition of PMDA and ODA in a thin (-36 A) layer, followed by heating, led to polymerization and the formation of an ultra-thin (-11 A) and thermally stable (T450 C) polyimide film. Adhesion of this polymer involves chemical bonding to the fragments of PMDA and ODA initially chemisorbed on the surface. These experiments demonstrate that sufficiently thin polymerized films can be prepared and applied to fundamental studies of adhesion.

Descriptors :   *ADHESION, *POLYIMIDE RESINS, *SILVER, *POLYMERIC FILMS, ADSORPTION, BONDING, CHEMICAL BONDS, DEPOSITION, FRAGMENTATION, POLYCRYSTALLINE, POLYMERIZATION, PURITY, ROOM TEMPERATURE, SUBSTRATES, VAPOR PHASES, X RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY, THIN FILMS

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Solid State Physics
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE