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In Situ Electrochemical Crosslinking Procedure for control of Polymer Film Properties

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052283D
Original Publication Date: 1981-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kaufman, F Patel, VV Schroeder, AH [+details]

Abstract

Linear electroactive polymers can be spin cast to form films on electro for use as electrochromic displays [1], batteries (2] and electrochemically selective electrodes [3]. As previously described, these films can be used after spinning and without further treatment, in any solvent which does not dissolve the polymer. In general, however, it would be desirable to have polymer films which could be treated so that they showed excellent substrate adhesion to any surface and which could be used with a variety of solvents. A procedure is described whereby this can be accomplished. In addition, it is shown that this treatment can lead to an improvement in a number of the desirable physical properties of the films.