Metallization of polymer microporous films by using water droplets as templates and Optical properties

Yuji Hirai, Hiroshi Yabu, Masatsugu Shimomura

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    Abstract

    We have reported that regular microporous films can be prepared from casting a solution of hydrophobic and amphiphilic polymers (e.g. poly(ε-caploractone) and amphiphilic polyacrylamide delivertive) on a solid substrate under humid condition by using condensed water droplet arrays as templates. In this study, we show the preparation and optical properties of metallic (e.g. silver) microporous films by this self-organization process and electroless plating. After preparation of microporous films, catalyst (Platinum/palladium) was deposited by spattering. Silver ions were reduced on the Pt/Pd sputtered microporous films to form elemental silver. Metallized microporous films were annealed. The surface structure, chemical compositions and Optical properties of film were measured by using scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS), and ultraviolet, visible and near infrared radiation spectroscope (UV-Vis-NIR), respectively. Transmittances of microporous films were increased after metallization, and incident angle dependence of metallic microporous films were measured.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages4445-4446
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
    Duration: 2006 Sep 202006 Sep 22

    Other

    Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
    Country/TerritoryJapan
    CityToyama
    Period06/9/2006/9/22

    Keywords

    • Electroless plating
    • Metallization
    • Microporous
    • Optical properties
    • Self-organization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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