A new area of polymer technology is the use of low modulus elastomeric materials in microelectronic devices. The large deformations in these polymers with temperature, composition, and electric field lead to possible applications as transducers, switching systems, or tunable optical lenses. A variety of optical components such as the Ruticon has been developed using elastomers in which the polymer functions as an optical memory device. In this study, the structure and properties of crosslinked silicone polymers and their application as microelectronic components were explored. The primary objective was the creation of a two-dimensional array consisting of a metal film overlaid with a deformable polymer network and a reflecting metal film. The specific goals of the research were (1) to investigate the preparation and characterization of polymer gels for electronic applications, (2) to develop techniques for the lithography of these materials, and (3) to determine the effects of electric field on the viscoelastic behavior of the components.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Coatings and Plastics Chemistry, Preprints|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
|Event||Pap Presented at the ACS Natl Meet, 180th - San Francisco, CA, USA|
Duration: Aug 24 1980 → Aug 29 1980
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