Print Email Facebook Twitter Treatment of Polymer Surfaces with Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasmas Title Treatment of Polymer Surfaces with Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasmas Author Šimor, M. Creyghton, Y. Publication year 2013 Abstract Due to ongoing improvements in polymer-based materials, they are being used in an increasingly wider range of applications. In addition to special bulk physical properties, specific surface properties are often required in particular applications. However, common polymers very often do not possess the desired surface properties. Several techniques have been developed to alter both the chemical and morphological properties of polymer surfaces in a desired way A versatile technique that is used more and more often in surface and interface engineering is low-temperature plasma processing. Among the various plasma sources, the surface dielectric barrier discharges, namely the Surface Barrier Discharge and the Coplanar Barrier Discharge, offer significant benefits for surface modification in many applications. This paper gives an overview of results achieved with both surface dielectric barrier discharges. The advantage of the Coplanar Barrier Discharge is generally a longer expected lifetime of the electrode system. However, with respect to efficiency and quality of the polymer surface modifications, the two types of discharges are considered to be equal. © 2013 Scrivener Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Subject Mechatronics, Mechanics & MaterialsTFT - Thin Film TechnologyTS - Technical SciencesMaterialsIndustrial InnovationAtmospheric-pressure plasmaCoplanar dischargePlasma treatmentSurface DBDSurface modification To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7ca1b924-07dd-4485-ba03-be8856681137 DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118747308.ch2 TNO identifier 482987 Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc ISBN 9781118596210 Source Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Polymers: Relevance to Adhesion, 27-81 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.