Improvement of the adhesion properties between copper and a polyimide film

Wook Jae Lee, Yoon Bae Kim, Kwang Ku Jee, Woo Young Lee

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In this study, we investigated the adhesion properties of a NiCr(100 Å)/Cu(2000 A) metal film on a PI film modified by Ar+O2 Reactive ion etching (RIE) with various ion doses at an ion beam energy of 250 eV. The result for the contact angles of water indicates that the surface modification by Ar+O2 RIE considerably decreases the contact angle from 68° to 2° at an ion dose of 1 × 10-18 ions/cm 2, which results in an increase by a factor of two in the surface energy. The XPS spectrum showed that C-O and C=O bonding, identified as functional groups on the modified PI surface, was increased by interaction between scissored unstable chains and reactive ions. As a result, the PI surfaces modified by Ar+O2 RIE showed significant improvement in adhesion to overcoated metal films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1673-1676
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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