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Title: Surface modification of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) films by plasma polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate and its relevance to the electroless deposition of copper
Authors: Yang, G.H.
Kang, E.T. 
Neoh, K.G. 
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2000
Source: Yang, G.H.,Kang, E.T.,Neoh, K.G. (2000-10-01). Surface modification of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) films by plasma polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate and its relevance to the electroless deposition of copper. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 38 (19) : 3498-3509. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Surface modification of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) films by plasma polymerization and deposition of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) was carried out. The effects of glow-discharge conditions on the chemical structure and composition of the deposited GMA polymer were analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. XPS and FTIR results revealed that the epoxide groups in the plasma-polymerized GMA (pp-GMA) layer had been preserved to various extents, depending on the plasma deposition conditions. The morphology of the modified PTFE surface was investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The pp-GMA film with well-preserved epoxide groups was used as an adhesion promotion layer to enhance the adhesion of the electrolessly deposited copper on the PTFE film. The T-peel adhesion test results showed that the adhesion strength between the electrolessly deposited copper and the pp-GMA-modified PTFE (pp-GMA-PTFE) film was much higher than that between the electrolessly deposited copper and the pristine or the Ar plasma-treated PTFE film.
Source Title: Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/66839
ISSN: 0887624X
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