Formation of periodic structures by surface treatments of polyamide fiber. Part II. Low temperature plasma treatment

Yiu Wan Yip, Kwong Chan, Kwan Moon Sin, Kai Shui Lau

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The processes of low temperature plasma treatment of polyamide fiber were systemically studied. Ripple-like structures in sub-micron size perpendicular to fiber axis were observed under particular treatment parameters. Suggested explanations were given of the mechanisms that produce the structure after the processes of plasma treatment. The fundamental approach used in modelling was considered the temperature profile of the material during the treatment. The morphological study results showed that the stress-field inside the fiber and the degree of crystallinity are essentially important in contributing to structure formation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2493-2497
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2006


  • Low temperature plasma
  • Polyamide fiber
  • Surface treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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