This volume chronicles the proceedings of the International Symposium on Polyimides and Other High Temperature Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, held in Newark, New Jersey, November 29 â€“ December 1, 1999. Polyimides constitute an important class of materials because of their many desirable traits, for example: low dielectric constant, high breakdown voltage, good planarization, wear resistance, radiation resistance, inertness to solvents, good adhesion properties, good hydrolytic stability, low thermal expansion, long-term stability and excellent mechanical properties. This volume contains a total of 21 papers, all rigorously peer reviewed and revised before inclusion, addressing many aspects and new developments in polyimides and other high temperature polymers. The book is divided into two parts: â€œSynthesis, Properties and Bulk Characterizationâ€ and â€œ Interfacial or Adhesion Aspects and Applicationsâ€. The topics covered include: structure-property relationships in polyimides; photochemistry and photophysics of polyimides; thermal and UV laser pyrolyses of polyimides; residual stress evaluation in polyimides; synthesis and characterization of a variety of polyimides; high Tg polyimide; fluorinated polyimides; highly oriented polyimide films; high-temperature aromatic copolymer thermosets; shape-memory polymers; polyimides as liquid crystal alignment layers; surface properties of polyimides; metal-containing polyimides for optoelectronic applications; polyimide L-B films; polyimides coated with copper sulfide; carbon fiber/polyimide composites; and simulations of the polyimide/silica interface. 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 polyimides and other high temperature polymers and is of value and interest to anyone interested in the fundamental or applied aspects of this topic.
Preface Part 1. Synthesis, Properties and Bulk Characterization Investigation of structure-property relationships in aromatic polyimides and polyamides H. Yagci Acar, C. Ostrowski and L.J. Mathias The photochemistry and photophysics of polyimides. The state of the art D. Creed and C.E. Hoyle Measurement and theoretical estimations of dielectric properties of polyimides R.H. Vora, H. Wang and T.-S. Chung Thermal and UV laser pyrolyses of the polyimide PMDA-ODA: Analysis of the gaseous products by time-resolved and discrete infrared spectroscopies S.F. Dinetz, E.J. Bird, R.L. Wagner and A.W. Fountain III Residual stress evaluation in aromatic polyimides by X-ray diffraction T. Nishino, M. Kotera and K. Nakamae Chemistry and properties of o-hydroxy- and o-amino-substituted polyimides D. Likhatchev Novel phenylethynyl-terminated asymmetric BPDA based polyimides having excellent processability and thermo-oxidative stability R. Yokota, S. Yamamoto, S. Yano, T. Sawaguchi, M. Hasegawa, H. Yamaguchi, H. Ozawa and R. Sato Synthesis and characterization of a high Tg polyimide (DMBZ-15) K.C. Chuang, K.J. Bowles, D.A. Scheiman, D.S. Papadopoulos and D. Hardy-Green Thiazole ring based poly(ether imide)s: Synthesis and characterization R. Dubey, L.D. Kandpal and G.N. Mathur Tetracarboxylic bisimide-lactam ring contraction: A route to lactamimide-containing polymers. A novel class of polymers with intramolecular charge transfer L. Fomina, P. Ponce and S. Fomine Synthesis of fluorinated polyimides S. Bajpai, J. Srivastava, L.D. Kandpal and G.N. Mathur Highly oriented poly(4,4â€™-diphenylene)pyromellitimide films D. Likhatchev and S.N. Chvalun A new family of high-temperature aromatic copolyester thermosets J. Economy and K. Xu Shape-memory polymers: Copoly(aliphatic-aromatic)oxadiazoles T. Briffaud, J. Garapon and B. Sillion Part 2. Interfacial or Adhesion Aspects and Applications Synthesis of novel alicyclic polyimides and their application as liquid crystal alignment layers H. Nawata, Y. Ohtsuka, Y. Ohrai, K. Sawahata, T. Nihira, H. Suzuki and H. Fukuro Surface properties of polyimide alignment layers for liquid crystal display J.D. Kim, Y.M. Koo, S.M. Kim and M.H. Kim Development for some metal-containing polyimides for optoelectronic applications W.K. Chan Electrostatic phenomena in polyimide Langmuir-Blodgett films: Space charge distribution and electronic density of states at the film/metal interface M. Iwamoto and E. Itoh Polyimides coated with copper sulfide: Surface conductive films M.F. Porto, R.V.A. Rowe, O. Santos, C.M. Garcia, L.T. Taylor, E.C. Muniz and A.F. Rubira Dynamic mechanical properties of carbon fiber/PMR-15 composites containing thermoplastic co-polymide interphase coatings J.O. Iroh and K.M.S. Jordan Developing a strategy for simulations of the polyimide-silica interface T.R. Walsh, C.G. Harkins and A.P. Sutton