The increasing need of organic polymers for electronic applications is becoming critical since this market is growing rapidly and the current materials being limited in terms of multi-functionality, price and properties. The MULTIPOL project will propose the development of radically innovative organic materials, based on the SOLID technology recently discovered by HE ARC. It was shown, that the polymer parylene can be deposited on a liquid substrate in a way that the liquid shapes of the overgrowing solid layer.
The resulting configuration is chemically stable and is the base of a huge variety of new micro-nano systems. The partners will concentrate their efforts on electronic applications, such as electronic papers, smart magneto-polymeric sensors and actuators, and solar cells. For this purpose, MULTIPOL project aims at "contaminating" the growing parylene layer in a controlled manner. Therefore, the objective of the projects will be achieved through the following steps: First of all, modelling and tools will be used to select the most promising liquids that should modify the properties of encapsulating parylene thin film. It is planned to prepare specific polymers, to use nanotubes/magnetic nanoparticles to add functionalities to the materials.
Fast screening tests will be carried out. After the selection, the enabling step consists in the understanding of the reactions at the substrate-liquid and liquid-parylene interfaces. This will be achieved through modelling. In parallel, the CVD technology used for pa rylene deposition will be optimised and adapted to the final products requirements. Scenarios as direct gas phase or plasma enhanced impact on the growing parylene layer should allow to further "tailor" the properties of the modified parylene layer and / o r foster reaction to obtain the modified parylene layers. The last step is dedicated to the assessment of the multi-functionality and the properties for the end-users applications.
Fields of science
- natural scienceschemical sciencespolymer sciences
- engineering and technologymaterials engineeringcoating and films
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringsensors
- engineering and technologynanotechnologynano-materials
- engineering and technologymaterials engineeringliquid crystals
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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