Long-chain polymer shows promise as insulator

May 1996
Electronic Design;5/28/96, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p27
Trade Publication
Reports that long-chain polymers such as polynaphthalene shows promise as low-dielectric-constant insulating material for integrated circuits according to researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Use of an environmentally safe means of performing chemical-vapor deposition of polynaphthalene.


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