Novel technique for the fabrication of free-standing adhesive films using a polymer template

D. J. Hansford, L. P. Lee, Mauro Ferrari

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Abstract

A technique has been developed that allows the application of free-standing membranes of polymer adhesives used in microfabricated structures. The film is made free-standing by the application of the adhesive to a polymer template, followed by an adhesion step to a microfabricated substrate, and the final release of the film by the removal of the polymer template. It was found that the surface treatment used to treat the Teflon template made it adhere too strongly to the adhesive film for this application. The results show that Gel-Paks make a suitable template for the transference of polymer films over holes of at least micron size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume518
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 15 1998Apr 16 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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