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Improved Adhesion Between Metal and Polymer Surfaces

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045946D
Original Publication Date: 1983-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cuomo, JJ Guarnieri, CR Yee, DS [+details]

Abstract

This process improves the adhesion between the metal film and a polymer surface on which the metal film is deposited. It is a dry process in which an initial metal nucleating layer is deposited on the polymer. The polymer surface is then roughened using a reactive plasma texturing process. A metal film is then deposited onto the roughened surface.