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Syndiotactic Polystyrene/Hybrid Silica Spheres of POSS Siloxane Composites Exhibiting Ultralow Dielectric Constant

Joseph, Angel Mary; Nagendra, Baku; Surendran, K. P.; Bhoje Gowd, E.

By 12 March 2019No Comments

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, vol 7, 34, pp. 19474-19483



Homogeneously dispersed hybrid silica/syndiotactic polystyrene composites were investigated for low-κ dielectric applications. The composites were prepared by a solution blending method, and their microstructures were analyzed by SEM, TEM, and AFM. Crystallization and phase transformation behavior of sPS were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry and wide-angle X-ray diffraction. These composites exhibited improved thermal stability and reduced thermal expansion coefficients. Promising dielectric properties were observed for the composites in the microwave frequency region with a dielectric constant (κ = 1.95) and loss (tan δ = 10–4) at 5 GHz.

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