Fabrication and characterization of copper coated polyamide-6 fibers with magnetron sputtering technology

Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang (Corresponding Author), Yuxiang Wang, Jiangtao Xu, Dagang Miao, Songmin Shang, Linghui Peng, Ronghui Guo

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Copper (Cu) is deposited as a film onto polyamide-6 (PA-6) fibers with a magnetron sputtering technology by using a self-assembly machine with a winding unit. The Cu coated PA-6 fibers are characterized by using surface profiler, X-ray diffractometer and scanning electron microscope. The electrical conductivity, Raman spectra, tensile strain and tensile stress of Cu coated PA-6 fibers are also systematically investigated. The results show that the mean value of the electrical conductivity of Cu-coated PA-6 fibers increases with decrease of winding speeds and reaches 7.03 × 10−5Ω m at 4.7 cm/min. The Cu coated PA-6 fibers are used as electric wires to light the LEDs. The Raman characteristic peak of PA-6 fiber in the spectra is influenced after coating. With the drop of winding speed, the tensile strain and tensile stress of coated PA-6 fibers both decrease after Cu deposition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18936-18943
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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