A Study on B-Stage CNT / Epoxy Composite Films for Electronic Packaging Applications
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have remarkable mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity in spite of low density. Recently, CNT / epoxy composite have been widely investigated in terms of fabrication process and material characterizations. However, there have been few previous studies on B-stage film type CNT / epoxy composites for electronic packaging applications. B-stage film type CNT / epoxy composite films were fabricated and their properties were characterized for electronic packaging applications. The most important issue on fabrication on B-stage epoxy based films were uniform dispersion of CNTs in an epoxy resin. In this study, using optimized dispersion process, CNT / epoxy films were coated on a releasing film and subsequently dried by the comma roll coating method. Curing behavior of B-stage films, mechanical properties and electrical properties of fully cured films were characterized as a function of CNT contents. According to experimental results, CNTs lowered the curing activation energy of epoxy resin and increased electrical conductivity of epoxy resin.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
K. W. Paik and S. H. Han, "A Study on B-Stage CNT / Epoxy Composite Films for Electronic Packaging Applications", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2755-2758, 2010