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Free-standing films based on silicone resins
Author(s): Dimitris E. Katsoulis; Michitaka Suto; Nobuo Kushibiki
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Paper Abstract

We report here the preparation of transparent, flexible films from silicone resins by solvent casting techniques. The films exhibit no birefringence, higher than 90% transparency between 350 to 1700 nm and average surface roughness below 1 nm. Thermal analysis shows that the films are stable at temperatures greater than 200 °C (depending upon the starting resin composition). The films are suitable substrates for deposition of various coatings including indium tin oxide (ITO). Transparent conducting ITO electrodes were prepared with ion plating and RF sputtering methods and characterized by microscopy, XPS, absorption spectroscopy and electrical conductivity measurements. Potential applications for silicone resin films exist in the market areas of displays, electronics and energy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4991, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473169
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Dimitris E. Katsoulis, Dow Corning Corp. (United States)
Michitaka Suto, Dow Corning Corp. (United States)
Nobuo Kushibiki, Dow Corning Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4991:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V
James G. Grote; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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