Polymer adhesive bonding

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Polymer adhesive bonding refers to the technique to join solid surfaces by a polymer adhesive intermediate layer.

Polymer adhesives for permanent bonding

Materials BCB (Dow) PI (Toray, Sumitomo, HD-Micro) PBO (Sumitomo)
Cure Temperature (°C) 210-250 200-350 320

Polymer adhesive bonding

Bonding configuration Bonding temperature References
Soft-baked BCB-to-BCB
Partially-cured (190 °C) BCB-to-BCB 250 °C [1]
(Cured?) BCB-to-Oxide bonding 300 °C [2]
Soft-baked PI-to-InGaAs bonding 300 °C 10 min [3]


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