Proton beam writer (PBW) for novel processing tool to increase surface utility of flexible printed circuits (FPC)

Hidetaka Hayashi, Hiroyuki Nishikawa

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Abstract

Reducing material usage is essentially important to construct sustainable society [1]. For this purpose FPC is important [2] as it is useful to reduce equipment size and numbers of interconnection components. It is also important to expand lifetime of equipment [3] with minimal replacement of obsolete components. Even though the material utility of FPC is higher than other printed circuit, reducing material in FPC is important. But it is difficult to simply reduce the thickness because the mechanical strength is damaged. We proposed a structure for this challenging task. The key technology is Proton Beam Writer (PBW) that uses accelerated proton to modify materials. By PBW we can create extra circuit space in surface layer of FPC with no extra film. As the thickness of surface layer is unchanged, the mechanical strength is not damaged. This technology also has possibility to create extra circuit space on FPC surface in use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventJoint International Conference and Exhibition on Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2012 Sep 92012 Sep 12

Publication series

NameElectronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012 - Joint International Conference and Exhibition, Proceedings

Conference

ConferenceJoint International Conference and Exhibition on Electronics Goes Green 2012+, ECG 2012
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period12/9/912/9/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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