Surface energy and chemistry of ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer (EPDM) treated by plasma immersion ion implantation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1611-1614
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2002


An overview is given on the changes in surface energy and its correlation to the induced chemical changes in EPDM surfaces after Ar+ ion treatment by the plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII) technique. Focus is on the structural transformation of silicone polymer surfaces to a ceramic-like surface by argon and nitrogen ion implantation at high doses using the PIII technique.