This volume documents the proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Metallized Plastics: Fundamental and Applied Aspects, held in Newark, New Jersey, December 2-3, 1999. This volume contains a total of 16 papers, which were all rigorously peer reviewed and suitably revised before inclusion. The book is divided into two parts: Metallization Techniques and Properties of Metal Deposits, and Interfacial and Adhesion Aspects. The topics covered include: various metallization techniques for a variety of plastics including some novel developments involving suitable plastic pretreatments; modification of polymers by plasma and ion-assisted reactions; metal doped plasma polymer films; metal-polyimide nanocomposite films; investigation of metal/polymer interactions by a variety of techniques; ways to improve adhesion of metal/polymer systems; modeling of metal/polymer interfaces; application of surface analytical techniques in the arena of metallized plastics; and ultrathin films on metal surfaces. This volume offers a wealth of information and represents current commentary on the R&D activity taking place in the technologically highly important field of metallized plastics and is of value and interest to anyone interested in the fundamental or applied aspects of metallized plastics.
Preface Part 1. Metallization Techniques and Properties of Metal Deposits New approaches for electroless plating processes by activation of polymer surfaces using low pressure plasma and dielectric-barrier discharge devices M. Charbonnier, M. Romand, U. Kogelschatz, H. Esrom and R. SeebÃ¶ck Metallization of polymers by plasma pretreatment followed by an electroplating process Th. MatthÃ©e, A. Weber, R. PÃ¶ckelmann and C.-P. Klages Plasma pre-treatment of ultra-drawn UHMWPE and the consequence for vapor deposited silver adhesion T. Nishino, T. Kojima, J. Nakao and K. Nakamae Integration of plasma pre-treatment, metallization, and plasma polymerization for improved aluminium mirror quality in large-scale car lighting production H. GrÃ¼nwald, W. Dicken, K. Nauenburg, R. Adam, J. Bartella, T. Gebele, S. Mitzlaff, U. Patz and J. Snyder Metallization of surface modified fluoropolymers T.G. Vargo and T.S. Koloski Metallization of polymers modified by ion-assisted reaction (IAR) S.K. Koh, J.S. Cho, S. Han, K.H. Kim, J. Cho, Y.G. Han and Y.H. Baeg Surface â€œmetallizationâ€ of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) films with a â€œsynthetic metalâ€ L.Y. Ji, E.T. Kang and K.G. Neoh Metal doped plasma polymer films J. Friedrich, I. Retzko, G. KÃ¼hn, W. Unger and A. Lippitz Metal-polyimide nanocomposite films. Part I. Single-stage synthesis of reflective and conductive silvered polyimide films for space applications prepared from (hexafluoroacetylacetonato)silver(I) and (trifluoroacetylacetonato)silver(I) with BTDA/4,4â€™-ODA R.E. Southward Metal-polyimide nanocomposite films. Part II. The effects of the silver(I) ligand, polymer viscosity, and polymer structure on the single-stage synthesis of surface silvered polyimide films R.E. Southward and D.W. Thompson Part 2. Interfacial and Adhesion Aspects Modification of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) and copper surfaces by graft polymerization for adhesion improvement J.Z. Wu, E.T. Kang and K.G. Neoh Chemical structure determination, modeling, and adhesion enhancement of metal/polymer interfaces P.K. Wu and T.-M. Lu The fundamental state of poly(ethylene terephthalate) and its interaction with evaporated aluminum Y. Travaly, G.-M. Rignanese, X. Gonze and P. Bertrand A photoemission investigation of interfaces of poly(2,5-diheptyl-1,4-phenylene-alt-2,5-thienylene) with an oligomer (p-sexiphenyl) and a deposited metal (calcium) A. Rajagopal, N. Koch, J. Ghijsen, K. Kaeriyama, R.L. Johnson, G. Leising and J.-J. Pireaux Applications of surface analytical investigations in understanding interfacial bonding in metallized plastics G.R. Sparrow Ultrathin polyaniline films on metal surfaces: Growth, polymerization, and conductivity N.J. DiNardo, J.M. Vohs, Y. Wei, R. Plank and K. Lee