Ion Beam Assisted Metallization of Plastics

  • Th. Flottmann
  • W. Lohmann

Abstract

Ion beam techniques suitable for generating electrical conductivity inside or on polymers include (a) ion implantation leading to intrinsic conductivity, (b) ion beam mixing of predeposited metallic layers, and (c) ion beam assisted deposition of metallic films. These processes are reviewed with regard to basic principles, main parameters, and typical examples. Possibilities and limitations of each method are also presented.

Keywords

Graphite Lithium Argon Catalysis Iodine 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Th. Flottmann
    • 1
  • W. Lohmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Akzo Research Laboratories ObernburgObernburg/MainWest Germany

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