X-ray and birefringence analysis of plasma treated wool

Chi Wai Kan, C. W.M. Yuen, T. B. Tang, W. Y. Tsoi

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Abstract

This paper studied the influence of low temperature plasma (LTP) on the structural composition of wool fibre. Plasma gas of different nature was used and it was found that the structural compositions of LTP-treated wool fibres were altered differently. The X-ray analysis as well as the birefringence measurement provided the information of the variation of the molecular structure of the LTP treated wool fibre. It was found that although the LTP treatment was thought to have been a surface modification treatment, it could also alter the molecular structure of the wool fibre to certain extent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAFPM 2009 - Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials
PublisherChemical Industry Press
Pages6-9
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9787122067876
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials, ICAFPM 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 21 Oct 200924 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference2009 International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials, ICAFPM 2009
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period21/10/0924/10/09

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Low temperature plasma
  • Surface
  • Wool fibre
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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