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Title: Inorganic-polymer-derived dielectric films

A method is disclosed for coating a substrate with a thin film of a predetermined porosity. The method comprises: depositing the thin film on the substrate from a non-gelled solution comprising at least one metal alkoxide of a polymeric network forming cation, water, an alcohol compatible with the hydrolysis and the polymerization of the metal alkoxide, and an acid or a base; prior to said depositing step, controlling the porosity and structure of said coating for a given composition of said solution exclusive of the acid or base component and the water component, by adjusting each of the water content, the pH, the temperature and the time of standing of said solution, increasing/descreasing the water content or the pH to increase/decrease the pore size of said coating, and increasing/decreasing the temperature or time of standing of said solution to increase/decrease the pore size of said coating; and curing said deposited film at a temperature effective for curing whereby there is obtained a thin film coating of a predetermined porosity on the substrate.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5275097
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy SNL; EDB-85-148129
Application Number:
ON: DE85017763
Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; PRODUCTION; INORGANIC POLYMERS; THIN FILMS; CURING; DEPOSITION; FILMS; MATERIALS; POLYMERS; 360601* - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture