Influence of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on various fibrous materials: Performance properties and surface adhesion analysis

S. Y. Cheng, C. W.M. Yuen, Chi Wai Kan, K. K.L. Cheuk, W. A. Daoud, P. L. Lam, W. Y.I. Tsoi

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Abstract

Atmospheric pressure plasma treatment using oxygen gas was applied to wool fibrous materials. The plasma-treated fibrous materials were characterised using advanced instrumental techniques including scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. They were also tested for performance properties including tensile and tearing strength as well as change in yellowness using international standard testing methods. Wettability analysis was conducted to study the surface area and surface energy of the plasma-treated fibrous materials. Surface modification regarding the enhancement of their adhesion to other substance, i.e. microcapsule treatment, was investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1466-1470
Number of pages5
JournalVacuum
Volume84
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Atmospheric pressure plasma treatment
  • Performance properties
  • Surface adhesion analysis
  • Wool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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