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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 22041–22046

Rapid fabrication of patterned high-performance conductor poly (vinylidene fluoride) surfaces using a 248nm excimer laser

Ying Liu and Yijian Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 22041-22046 (2010)

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This work describes a method for rapidly and conveniently fabricating high-performance conductive patterns on poly (vinylidene fluoride) substrates using a 248nm excimer laser. It shows that the artificial active centre, created by laser direct etching technique, could facilely control the formation of modified layer, avoiding the laser threshold in processing. Using the etching lines to structure the nonconductive paths, the controllable patterns can be formed in selective areas through the designed photo-mask when 248nm laser irradiation. The modified layer exhibits a high-grade electrical conductivity of 2.80 Ω−1cm−1 increased by 13 orders of magnitude, and the considerable improvement in conductivity could be attributed to the carbon enrichment, especially the structural formation of C-C.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2180) Lasers and laser optics : Excimer lasers
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2010
Published: October 4, 2010

Ying Liu and Yijian Jiang, "Rapid fabrication of patterned 
high-performance conductor poly 
(vinylidene fluoride) surfaces using a 
248nm excimer laser," Opt. Express 18, 22041-22046 (2010)

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