Treatment of Polymer Surfaces with Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasmas
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.
Mechatronics, Mechanics & Materials
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Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Polymers: Relevance to Adhesion, 27-81