"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."
Table of Contents
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.
"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