Plasma Processing of Polymers

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Ricardo d'Agostino, Pietro Favia, Francesco Fracassi
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 1997 - Science - 532 pages
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Cold-plasma modification of polymers and deposition of thin polymer fIlms is a branch of science characterised by an increasing popularity in the last few years for the targe number of new industrial processes which have been realised by its application. Most plasma scientists can attest this through their everyday experience: many technologists, independently of the size of their company address demands for new products in e. g. electronics, automotive components, optics, food and pharmaceutical packaging, biomedical and surgical equipments, etc. The unique common need of this variety of applications is that the products feature "surfaces" with tailored and unusual properties, which enable their use where otherwise would be impossible to conventional materials. Plasma produced-, or plasma modified-polymers can, in fact, be considered an entirely novel class of materials with tuneable properties showing e. g. chemical inertness or enhanced reactivity, hardness, variable refractive index, hydro-phobicity and -philicity , adhesivity, dyebility, blood compatibility, bacterial infection resistance, etc. The NATO-ASI course on PLASMA TREATMENT AND DEPOSmON OF POLYMERS, held May 19-June 2, 1996, in Acquafredda di Maratea, ltaly, has been designed with an effort to balance not only industrial applications, fundamental bases of plasma physics and chemistry, and diagnostics, but also different international schools of plasma processes with their different or controversial approaches.
  

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Contents

MECHANISMS CHEMISTRY AND DIAGNOSTICS
3
ARCHITECTURE OF RF PLASMA REACTORS
47
OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL DIAGNOSTICS OF LOW PRESSURE PLASMAS
65
PLASMA DIAGNOSTIC BY INFRARED ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY
81
MICROWAVE AND DUALFREQUENCY PLASMA PROCESSING
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KINETICS OF RADICALS IN FLUOROCARBON PLASMAS FOR TREATMENT OF POLYMERS
129
2 Surface Dynamics and Treatments
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SURFACE DYNAMICS AND PLASMA POLYMERS
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MECHANISM IN PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION FROM ORGANOSILICON FEEDS
321
SILICONCARBON THINFILM MATERIALS PRODUCED FROM ORGANOSILANES IN A REMOTE HYDROGEN PLASMA CHEMICAL VAPO...
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PLASMACHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF NATURAL POLYMERS
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COMPOSITE FILMS METALPLASMA POLYMER RECENT DEVELOPMENT CURRENT AND POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS
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PLASMA MODIFICATION AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
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PLASMA TREATMENTS OF POWDERS
395
PLASMA VACUUM UV EFFECTS ON POLYMERS
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DIAMINEPLASMA DEPOSITED POLYHYDROXYETHYL METHACRYLATE MICROSPHERES AS SPECIFIC SORBENTS FOR REMOVAL OF ...
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STUDY OF THE PLASMA TREATED POLYMERS AND THE STABILITY OF THE SURFACE PROPERTIES
165
3 Surface Diagnostics
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SURFACE DIAGNOSTICS OF PLASMATREATED MATERIALS
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SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION OF ORIENTED AFTERGLOW FLUOROCARBON FILMS
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4 Tribology and Transport Properties
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SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY ON POLYMER SURFACES
233
PLASMA DEPOSITION AND TESTING OF HARD COATINGS ON PLASTICS
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TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS
273
5 Materials and Applications
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INTERFACE ENGINEERING BY LOW TEMPERATURE PLASMA PROCESSES
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PLASMA DEPOSITION FROM ORGANOSILICON MONOMERS
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DEGRADATION EFFECTS OF PLASMA AND CORONA ON POLYMERS
435
6 Biomaterials
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Overview and Opportunities with Special Reference to Organic and Polymeric Glow Discharge Plasma Treatments
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SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION AND INHIBITION OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA ACCUMULATION
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PREPARATION OF A SINGLE LAYER ENZYME ELECTRODE BY PLASMA POLYMERISATION TECHNIQUE
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PROCESS CONTROL IN PLASMADEPOSITION AND PLASMATREATMENTS OF POLYMERIC BIOMATERIALS
487
7 Industrial Viewpoint and Economic Issues
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ECONOMICS OF TRANSPARENT BARRIER COATINGS
505
AN EXPERIMENTAL PECVD INVESTIGATION FROM AN INDUSTRIAL VIEWPOINT
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INDEX
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About the author (1997)

Professor Riccardo d'Agostino is director of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bari, Italy. His research is focused on low pressure plasma processes and diagnostics for the modification of materials. During is career, he authored 180 scientific papers and edited four books and three international proceedings. His memberships include the managing committee of Plasma Science Technique Division of IUVSTA and, as chairman, the IUPAC Committee on "Plasma Chemistry" (1989-1991). He served as co-editor of the journal Plasmas and Polymers (until 2003) and chaired numerous international conferences.
Professor Pietro Favia is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry of Materials at the Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Italy. During his career he focused on low pressure plasma processes, plasma diagnostics and surface characterization techniques. He authored about 100 papers, acted as editor of two books and served in many organizing and scientific committees of renowned international conferences on Plasma Chemistry.
Professors Favia and d'Agostino are the two editors in chief of the journal Plasma Processes and Polymers (PPP).
The co-editors, Professors Farzaneh Arefi-Konsari, Yoshinobu Kawai, Noriyoshi Sato, Hideo Ikegami, are also experienced plasma researchers. They are responsible for sub-areas within the monograph, on which they have concentrated in their respective careers.