This volume documents the proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Polyimides and Other High Temperature Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, held in Newark, New Jersey, December 3-6, 2001. Polyimides possess many desirable attributes, so this class of materials has found applications in many technologies ranging from microelectronics to high temperature adhesives to membranes. This volume contains a total of 32 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: Synthesis, Properties and Bulk Characterization and Surface Modification, Interfacial or Adhesion Aspects and Applications. The topics covered include: synthesis and characterization of a variety of polyimides; photoalignable polyimides; high-modulus poly(p-phenylenepyromellitimide) films; structure-property relationships in polyimides; aromatic benzoxazole polymers; polybenzobisthiazoles; polyimide L-B films; transport of water in high Tg polymers; surface modification of polyimides; adhesion of metal films to polyimide and other polymers; investigation of interfacial interactions between metals and polymers; polyimide film surface properties; applications of polyimides in microelectronics, as membranes for gas separation, as composite films; fabrication of thin-film transistors on polyimide films; polyimide modified with fullerenes; semicrystalline polyimides for advanced composites; and wear performance of polyetherimide composite.
Part 1: Synthesis, Properties and Bulk Characterization 1. Poly(amic acid)s and their ionic salt solutions: Synthesis, characterization and stability study 2. A new interpretation of the kinetic model for the imidization reaction of PMDA-ODA and BPDA-PDA poly(amic acid)s 3. Synthesis and characterization of new organosoluble poly(ether imide)s derived from various novel bis(ether anhydride)s 4. Synthesis of novel polyimides from dianhydrides with flexible side chains 5. Polyimides based on rhenium(I) diimine complexes 6. New highly phenylated bis(phthalic) and bis(naphthalic) anhydrides and polyimides therefrom 7. New photoalignable polyimides and their ability to control liquid-crystal alignment 8. Proton conducting polyimides from novel sulfonated diamines 9. High-modulus poly(p-phenylenepyromellitimide) films obtained using a novel gel-drawing technique 10. Effect of structure on the thermal behaviour of bisitaconimide resins 11. l-Amino-4,5-8-naphthalenetricarboxylic acid-l,8-lactam-4,5-imide-containing macrocycles: Synthesis, molecular modeling and polymerization 12. Synthesis of aromatic benzoxazole polymers for high Tg, low dielectric properties 13. Polybenzobisthiazoles – Critical issues in their performance and properties 14. Electrical breakdown and electrostatic phenomena in ultra-thin polyimide Langmuir-Blodgett films 15. Humid ageing of polyetherimide: Chemical and physical interactions with water 16. Transport of water in high Tg polymers: A comparison between interacting and non-interacting systems Part 2: Surface Modification, Interfacial or Adhesion Aspects and Applications 17. New developments in the adhesion promotion of electroless Ni or Cu films to polyimide substrates 18. Surface modification of polyimide to improve its adhesion to deposited copper layer 19. Study on the structure and adhesion of copper thin films on chemically modified polyimide surfaces 20. Chemical interaction of Fe, Ni and Au with poly(vinyl chloride) and poly(tetrafluoroethylene) during thermal evaporation and the effect of post-metallization X-ray irradiation studied by in situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy 21. Plasma polymer adhesion promoters for metal-polymer systems 22. Metallized polyimide films with high reflectivity and electroconductivity 23. RF plasma etching of a polyimide film with oxygen mixed with nitrogen trifluoride 24. Comparison of polyimide film surface properties exposed to real and simulated space environments: Relevance of atomic oxygen effects to wettability in space 25. Development and optimization of a laser carbonized polyimide film as a sensor substrate for an all-polymer humidity sensor 26. Fluorinated copolyimides for microelectronics applications 27. Fabrication of thin-film transistors on polyimide films 28. Polyimide/polystyrene nanocomposite films as membranes for gas separation and precursors for polyimide nanofoams 29. Amine-quinone polyimides — High temperature polymers that protect iron against corrosion 30. Semicrystalline DABP-BTDA polyimide modified by fullerenes for wear protection 31. Influence of aramid fabric on fretting wear performance of polyetherimide composite 32. Semicrystalline polyimides for advanced composites