Metal Atom Incorporation Into Polymers
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
Metal-containing polymers are now finding many applications in electronic industries. We have now found a simple means of bringing highly reactive metal atoms and/or ions and volatile organic monomers together in the vapor phase, and thus achieving deposition of uniform metal-containing polymer films on a desired substrate. The highly reactive metal vapor species are thought to actively participate in and accelerate the polymerization of the organic monomers. To our knowledge, nobody has used the high reactivity of metal atoms for the preparation of uniform thin polymer films.