Complex permittivity measurements of RF plasma polymerized polyterpenol organic thin films employing split post dielectric resonator

Bazaka, Kateryna, and Jacob, Mohan V. (2011) Complex permittivity measurements of RF plasma polymerized polyterpenol organic thin films employing split post dielectric resonator. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 31 (2-3). pp. 73-75.

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Abstract

In the fields of organic electronics and biotechnology, applications for organic polymer thin films fabricated using low-temperature non-equilibrium plasma techniques are gaining significant attention because of the physical and chemical stability of thin films and the low cost of production. Polymer thin films were fabricated from non-synthetic terpinen-4-ol using radiofrequency polymerization (13.56 MHz) on low loss dielectric substrates and their permittivity properties were ascertained to determine potential applications for these organic films. Real and imaginary parts of permittivity as a function of frequency were measured using the variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometer. The real part of permittivity (k) was found to be between 2.34 and 2.65 in the wavelength region of 400–1100 nm, indicating a potential low-k material. These permittivity values were confirmed at microwave frequencies. Dielectric properties of polyterpenol films were measured by means of split post dielectric resonators (SPDRs) operating at frequencies of 10 GHz and 20 GHz. Permittivity increased for samples deposited at higher RF energy – from 2.65 (25 W) to 2.83 (75 W) measured by a 20-GHz SPDR and from 2.32 (25 W) to 2.53 (100 W) obtained using a 10-GHz SPDR. The error in permittivity measurement was predominantly attributed to the uncertainty in film thickness measurement.

Item ID: 21180
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: permittivity; polymer thin fi lms; polyterpenol films; split post dielectric resonators
ISSN: 2191-0219
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 04:04
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091208 Organic Semiconductors @ 100%
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