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Infrared Study Of Excimer Laser Induced Surface Modification Of Kapton
Author(s): S. Mihailov; W. Duley
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Paper Abstract

The surfaces of the polyimide Kapton obtained by irradiation with 308 nm pulsed ultraviolet radiation from a XeCI excimer laser in air were studied. DRIFT (Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform) analysis of the processed material indicated an increase in surface area as a result of ablative etching. This was verified through the use of SEM (Scanniig Electron Microscopy) scans of the treated polyimide film. At high fluences (7.8 J/cm ) and high numbers of pulses on the same target area, the infrared spectrum of the sample showed the appearance of broadband absorption between 2000 - 4000 cm-1. This was attributed to the formation of carbonaceous residue on the surface of the film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0957, Laser Beam Surface Treating and Coating, (24 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947709
Show Author Affiliations
S. Mihailov, York University (Canada)
W. Duley, York University (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0957:
Laser Beam Surface Treating and Coating
Gerd Sepold, Editor(s)

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