Improvement of linen fabric wickability by low temperature plasma treatment

Jiaqi Huang, Xiaoming Tao, Junhua Yuan, Guorong Yang

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Low temperature plasma treatments were applied to linen with oxygen and argon under various level of discharge power and exposure time. The fabric weight loss increased with the exposure time. Their effects on surface chemical properties and morphology of flax fiber, and fabric wickability were investigated. It was discovered through X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy that the surface oxygen content of the plasma treated sample was increased. The formation of voids and cracks on the fiber surface was revealed by the scanning electron microscopy. Fabric wickability was increased at first, then decreased with the prolonged exposure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalShanghai Jiaotong Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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