This book is a collection of invited papers (previously published in special issues of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology) written by internationally recognized researchers actively working in the field of plasma surface modification. It provides a current, comprehensive overview of the plasma treatment of polymers.
In contrast to plasma polymerization, plasma surface modification reactions do not cause thin-film deposition, and can therefore only modify the surface properties of organic substrates. Plasma surface modifications are fast, efficient methods for improving the adhesion properties and other surface characteristics of a variety of polymeric materials.
The focus of this volume is on adhesion phenomena, surface properties and the surface characterization of plasma-treated materials. This book opens with a critical review of the plasma surface modification of polymers for improved adhesion. The remainder of the papers are divided into two sections, one dealing with the characterization of plasma-treated surfaces and the second concerned with various practical applications of plasma-treated surfaces
Part 1: Technology Review 1. Plasma surface modification of polymers for improved adhesion: A critical review Part 2: Characterization of Plasma-treated Surfaces 2. XPS studies of in situ plasma-modified polymer surfaces 3. Multitechnique study of hexatriacontane surfaces modified by argon and oxygen RF plasmas: effect of treatment time and fimctionalization, and comparison with HDPE 4. Plasma surface modification of polyethylene: short-term vs. long-term plasma treatment 5. Plasma oxidation of polystyrene vs. polyethylene 6. Evolution of the surface composition and topography of perfluorinated polymers following ammonia-plasma treatment 7. Surface fluorination of polyethylene films by different glow discharges. Effects of frequency and electrode configuration 8. Reactivity of a polypropylene surface modified in a nitrogen plasma Part 3: Practical Applications of Plasma-treated Surfaces 9. Chemical reactions on plasma-treated polyethylene surfaces 10. Immobilization of polyethylene oxide surfactants for non-fouling biomaterial surfaces using an argon glow discharge treatment 11. Plasma surface treatment of poly(p-phenylene benzobisthiozol) fibers 12. CO2 plasma modification of high-modulus carbon fibers and their adhesion to epoxy resins 13. Oxygen plasma modification of polyimide webs: effect of ion bombardment on metal adhesion 14. Enhancement of the sticking coefficient of Mg on polypropylene by in situ ECR-RF Ar and N2 plasma treatments 15. Improved adhesion between plasma-treated polyimide film and evaporated copper