An ellipsometric study of polymer film curing: 2,6-Bis(3-aminophenoxy) benzonitrile/4,4′oxidiphthalic anhydride poly(amic acid)

Li Yan, Cheol Park, Zoubeida Ounaies, Eugene A. Irene

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Abstract

The curing of 2,6-bis(3-aminophenoxy)benzonitrile/4,4′oxidiphthalic anhydride ((β-CN) APB/ODPA) has been investigated using spectroscopic ellipsometry on films with various degrees of imidization. Results indicate that much of the film imidization is accomplished at 200 °C and above. Three absorption peaks have been observed (4.1, 5, and 6 eV) which correspond to intra- and inter-molecular optical transitions. A comparison of the film optical constants for the pristine poly(amic acid) and the fully cured polyimide shows film densification upon imidization. A curing timeline has been obtained using in situ real-time spectroscopic ellipsometry, and ellipsometry is shown to serve as a general technique for studying organic film curing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2822-2829
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer
Volume47
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 5 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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