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Title: Vacuum deposition and curing of liquid monomers

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 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.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
140712
Patent Number(s):
5,260,095
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Nov 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; POLYMERS; VACUUM COATING; DEPOSITION; SOLID ELECTROLYTES; FABRICATION; ADHESION; SOLID ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS

Citation Formats

Affinito, J D. Vacuum deposition and curing of liquid monomers. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Affinito, J D. Vacuum deposition and curing of liquid monomers. United States.
Affinito, J D. Tue . "Vacuum deposition and curing of liquid monomers". 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 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.},
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