"Integrates the latest findings on metallized plastics and their far-reaching applications by more than 80 recognized experts from North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Addresses both basic and applied aspects of the subject."
"The papers are well written and authoritative. . .. This book can certainly be recommended to industrial libraries where companies are active in the filed of metallized plastics."
---Applied Organometallic Chemistry Journal
Part 1 Metallization techniques and properties of metal deposits: designing of organometallics for vapour phase metallization of plastics; laser-induced selective copper deposition of polyimides and semiconductors from solution; high resolution metallization of poly(tetrafluoroethylene); preparation and characterization of metallized polymer films formed from poly [4-(terephthaloylamino) salicylic acid hydrazide]-metal chelates; metallization of aramid films formed through aramid anion chemistry; metallization of polymerized vesicles formed from mixtures of zwitterionic and negatively charged phospholipids. Part 2 Investigation of interfacial interactions: the influence of polymer surface functional groups in metal/polymer interfacial chemistry; metal/polymer interfacial interactions - chromium-fluorinated poly(aryl ether); in situ study of the metal-polymer interface formation by static SIMS - cases of Al and Cu on PET; applications of H.R.E.E.L.S. to metal-polymer systems; VUV photoemission study of metallized polymer surfaces; the reactivity of low-work function metals on conjugated polymer surfaces - a photoelectron spectroscopy study. Part 3 Plastic surface modification and adhesion aspects of metallized plastics: plasma surface treatment in metal-polymer systems - interface properties and adhesion; rearrangement of functional groups of plasma-treated polymer surfaces by contact angle measurements; surface modification of aramid fibres by a low temperature plasma to improve their adhesion; chemical and physical surface modifications of polymers by ion beam treatments; metal/polymer adhesion - effect of ion bombardment on polymer interfacial reactivity; an aqueous pretreatment to facilitate the bonding of electrolessly and electrolytically deposited metals to polyetherimeides 3. unfilled-polymer substrates.