Accession Number : ADA261383


Title :   Effects of Gas Plasma Treatments on Surface Properties of Commercial Polymer Films


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar 1990-Jan 1991


Corporate Author : ARMY LAB COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES LAB


Personal Author(s) : Binder, Michael ; Mammone, Robert J ; Wade, Jr , William L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261383.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : Surface properties of various commercial polymer films have been studied before and after a brief exposure to low-temperature gas plasmas. The surface properties investigated include wettability by water and how well vapor-deposited aluminum adhered to the polymer surface. Excellent adhesion of aluminum was found for polymers that had been exposed to the gas plasma.


Descriptors :   *GASES , *SURFACE PROPERTIES , *PLASMA DEVICES , *POLYMERIC FILMS , LOW TEMPERATURE , VAPORS , WATER , POLYMERS , POLYCARBONATES , POLYSULFONES , POLYESTER FIBERS , POLYETHYLENE , RADIOFREQUENCY , ALUMINUM , WETTING , POLYPROPYLENE , ADHESION , FILMS , VAPOR DEPOSITION


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE