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Title: Surface modification of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) films by graft copolymerization for adhesion enhancement with electrolessly deposited copper
Authors: Wu, S.
Kang, E.T. 
Neoh, K.G. 
Issue Date: 2000
Source: Wu, S., Kang, E.T., Neoh, K.G. (2000). Surface modification of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) films by graft copolymerization for adhesion enhancement with electrolessly deposited copper. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 14 (11) : 1451-1468. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1163/156856100742294
Abstract: The surface modification of Ar plasma-pretreated poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) films via UV-induced graft copolymerization with either 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate (TMSPMA) or glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) was carried out to enhance their adhesion to electrolessly deposited copper. The surface compositions of the PTFE films at various stages of surface modification and electroless plating were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The adhesion strength of the graft-copolymerized PTFE film to the electrolessly deposited copper was affected by the type of monomer used for graft copolymerization, the graft concentration, the plasma post-treatment time after graft copolymerization, and the extent of thermal post-treatment after metallization. The maximum T-peel strength achieved between the electrolessly deposited copper and the GMA graft-copolymerized PTFE film was about 11 N/cm. This adhesion strength represented a more than 20-fold increase over what could be achieved when the PTFE film was treated by Ar plasma alone. The mechanisms of the adhesion strength enhancement and the failure mode in the metal-polymer laminates were also investigated. It was found that the failure was cohesive in nature within the PTFE film.
Source Title: Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/66836
ISSN: 01694243
DOI: 10.1163/156856100742294
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