Low Temperature Plasma on Wool Substrates: The Effect of the Nature of the Gas

Chi Wai Kan, K. Chan, C. W.M. Yuen, M. H. Miao

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Low temperature plasma (LTP) with three different nonpolymerizing gasses—oxy gen, nitrogen, and a 25% hydrogen/75% nitrogen gas mixture—are used to study the influence of the nature of each gas on the properties of wool substrates. The properties include fiber-to-fiber friction, feltability, fabric shrinkage, surface structure, dyeability, alkali solubility, and surface chemical composition. After the LTP treatment, those prop erties of the LTP-treated substrates change, and the changes depend on the nature of the plasma gas used. All the results are discussed quantitatively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-416
Number of pages10
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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