Properties Of Thin Metal Layers Deposited On Textile Composites By Using The Pvd Method For Textronic Applications

R. Pawlak, E. Korzeniewska, C. Koneczny, B. Hałgas
2017 Autex Research Journal  
In this paper, the results of mechanical strength tests of thin conductive Ag and Au layers created on Cordura composite substrate using the thermal vapor deposition method are presented. The resistance of the conductive layers to the bending and tensile stresses was tested and changing the surface resistance of the test structures was accepted as a criterion. The layers created on unmodified and plasma-treated surfaces have been examined. As a result of the surface modification, the electrical
more » ... ion, the electrical and mechanical properties of the thin Ag and Au metal structures have been improved. The results of measurements of surface resistance changes during strength tests and SEM microscopic studies of stressed samples indicate the high mechanical strength of the electroconductive layers deposited on Cordura, which may be the basis for the application of such technology in textronics applications.
doi:10.1515/aut-2017-0015 fatcat:hx4zet6oqzh2bau4u25rkwvumi