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Title: Vacuum deposition and curing of liquid monomers apparatus

Abstract

The present invention is the formation of solid polymer layers under vacuum. More specifically, the present invention is the use of ``standard`` polymer layer-making equipment that is generally used in an atmospheric environment in a vacuum, and degassing the monomer material prior to injection into the vacuum. Additional layers of polymer or metal or oxide may be vacuum deposited onto solid polymer layers. Formation of polymer layers under a vacuum improves material and surface characteristics, and subsequent quality of bonding to additional layers. Further advantages include use of less to no photoinitiator for curing, faster curing, fewer impurities in the polymer electrolyte, as well as improvement in material properties including no trapped gas resulting in greater density, and reduced monomer wetting angle that facilitates spreading of the monomer and provides a smoother finished surface. 3 figs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute
OSTI Identifier:
372589
Patent Number(s):
US 5,547,508/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-341,803
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; SCA: 360601; PA: EDB-96:143932; SN: 96001644984
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Aug 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MONOMERS; VACUUM COATING; CURING; POLYMERS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Citation Formats

Affinito, J.D. Vacuum deposition and curing of liquid monomers apparatus. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Affinito, J.D. Vacuum deposition and curing of liquid monomers apparatus. United States.
Affinito, J.D. Tue . "Vacuum deposition and curing of liquid monomers apparatus". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is the formation of solid polymer layers under vacuum. More specifically, the present invention is the use of ``standard`` polymer layer-making equipment that is generally used in an atmospheric environment in a vacuum, and degassing the monomer material prior to injection into the vacuum. Additional layers of polymer or metal or oxide may be vacuum deposited onto solid polymer layers. Formation of polymer layers under a vacuum improves material and surface characteristics, and subsequent quality of bonding to additional layers. Further advantages include use of less to no photoinitiator for curing, faster curing, fewer impurities in the polymer electrolyte, as well as improvement in material properties including no trapped gas resulting in greater density, and reduced monomer wetting angle that facilitates spreading of the monomer and provides a smoother finished surface. 3 figs.},
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