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Surface and electromechanical properties of polydimethylsiloxane films prepared by a modified molding technique
Author(s): Kaiying Wang; Guangming Ouyang; Lars Henriksen; Muhammad Nadeem Akram; Xuyuan Chen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we report surface and electromechanical properties of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) films prepared by a modified molding technique. The film with thickness = 4 μm was deposited on oxidized silicon wafer by the modified molding technique and corresponding elastic modulus of the bulk PDMS materials is equal to 36 kPa. Surface morphology of the film was examined by optical interferometer and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Its roughness is ~ 10 nm and wave-liked structures were locally observed on the film surface. In order to investigate electromechanical performance of the film, sandwich structured multilayer films Au (patterned electrodes, 150 nm) /PDMS (4 μm) /Au (top un-patterned electrode, 50 nm) were deposited on the oxidized silicon wafer. The displacement ratios of the PDMS film parallel to electric fields were characterized from 0 V/μm to 52.5 V/μm and maximum value of the displacement ratio reaches ~ 5.0 %. Meanwhile, the rising and falling response time of the PDMS films are reported as a function of applied electric fields. Since the good light reflection of top gold electrode and displacement ratio of the sandwich-structured films, the multilayer films device might be a proper candidate for the application of spatial light modulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7381, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2009: Material and Device Technology for Sensors, 73810C (24 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.835460
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Kaiying Wang, Vestfold Univ. College (Norway)
Guangming Ouyang, Vestfold Univ. College (Norway)
Lars Henriksen, PoLight Inc. (Norway)
Muhammad Nadeem Akram, Vestfold Univ. College (Norway)
Xuyuan Chen, Vestfold Univ. College (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7381:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2009: Material and Device Technology for Sensors
Xu-yuan Chen; Yue-lin Wang; Zhi-ping Zhou; Qing-kang Wang, Editor(s)

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