Special Polymers for Electronics and Optoelectronics

  • J. A. Chilton
  • M. T. Goosey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. R. S. Sethi, M. T. Goosey
    Pages 1-36
  3. D. Merricks
    Pages 37-80
  4. M. Goodwin, D. Bloor, S. Mann
    Pages 131-185
  5. G. M. Garner, K. J. Humphrey
    Pages 186-220
  6. J. A. Chilton
    Pages 221-255
  7. G. E. Williams
    Pages 256-283
  8. M. Stolka
    Pages 284-314
  9. S. Abbott
    Pages 315-341
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 342-351

About this book


Commercially successful fully synthetic polymeric materials were pro­ duced in the early years of this century, the first example being Bakelite. This was made from phenol and formaldehyde by Leo Bakeland in 1909. Before the end of the 1920s, a large number of other synthetic polymers had been created, including polyvinyl chloride and urea-formaldehyde. Today, there are literally hundreds of synthetic polymers commercially available with ranges of properties making them suitable for applications in many industrial sectors, including the electrical and electronics industries. In many instances the driving force behind the development of new materials actually came from the electronics industry, and today's advanced electronics would be inconceivable without these materials. For many years polymers have been widely used in all sectors of the electronics industry. From the early days of the semiconductor industry to the current state of the art, polymers have provided the enabling technologies that have fuelled the inexorable and rapid development of advanced electronic and optoelectronic devices.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. A. Chilton
    • 1
  • M. T. Goosey
    • 2
  1. 1.GEC-Marconi Materials Technology LtdNorthamptonshireUK
  2. 2.Shipley Europe LtdCoventryUK

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