Preparation and Characterization of Silica Film on PBT Substrate by Sol-Gel Method Using Perhydropolysilazane
Silica, silica/polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) hybrid, and silica-particle blend silica films were successfully prepared on polybutylene terephtalate (PBT) substrate by dip coating using perhydropolysilazane (PHPS) as a silica source. The effect of thermal treatment on conversion from PHPS to silica was investigated in detail by scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Mechanical properties of silica and silica/PMMA hybrid thin films also were examined by the pencil scratch hardness tests.
Tadashi Takenaka, Hajime Haneda, Kazumi Kato, Masasuke Takata and Kazuo Shinozaki
H. Horikawa et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Silica Film on PBT Substrate by Sol-Gel Method Using Perhydropolysilazane", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 421-422, pp. 161-164, 2010